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Sequenced Crossword Puzzle

Crossword puzzles are a popular pastime for many people, but as a person with dementia or Alzheimer's abilities decline they can become frustrated and often lose interest in doing them completely. Our unique Sequenced Crossword Puzzles are a great way to help the person be successful and regain the joy of completing the puzzle.

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If the person with dementia can successfully complete standard crossword puzzles, that's the best answer and you should encourage them to continue doing them. If, however, they have given up or If they start having trouble or getting frustrated, our unique Sequenced Crosswords can help.

Our puzzles use a smaller 9 x 9 grid with word length limited to 3, 4 or 5 characters, but that's just the beginning. Rather than simply providing a list of "across" and "down" clues, our Sequenced Crossword Puzzle offers several different guides and cueing devices to help the person be successful no matter what their skills and abilities. The package includes three different ways to present the clues:

  • a regular across and down list
  • a list of the clues in a suggested order that gives the person the most guidance
  • clue cards for individual words that can be used one at a time

In addition, the package includes a list of the answers sorted by word length and a list of two possible answers for each clue. These can be used to further guide the person to success. The instructions describe in detail how to present the crossword successfully.

See the look of joy as the puzzle lover regains that feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment at completing the puzzle successfully.

The package includes:

  • a laminated, reusable crossword grid
  • a laminated list of clues in the standard "across" and "down" format
  • a laminated "Clue Guide" listing all clues in the suggested order of presentation, with two possible answers for each
  • a laminated "Word List" listing all answers, sorted by number of letters
  • individual laminated clue cards for each clue
  • a wet erase marker for writing the words on the grid and crossing solved clues off of the list

Packages of two additional puzzles that work with the same Sequenced Crossword grid can be purchased to add even more variety to your activity.

Customer Reviews (5)

I donated this set...Review by Amy
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
I donated this set to the assisted living home my father is in, and the residents are really enjoying it! (Posted on 8/6/2017)
Fantastic product!!Review by Pamela M
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
I have recommended this to several people. So pleased to have found Keeping Busy (Posted on 3/15/2017)
Create some quality time with your elderly parents.Review by Cindy M.
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
I have been looking for things to do when I am with my dad. He has Alzheimer's, but still knows me and looks forward to my visits. Things we can do together are hard to find and these puzzles fill that need perfectly. The support information helped me convince him to do them with me! He does not want to do them alone, but he always wanted me to do his crossword puzzles with him.
Thank you for making this wonderful product available. (Posted on 12/3/2016)
Great activity!Review by Heather B.
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
My Dad loves this puzzle because he can complete it himself and is so proud! It's just the right level of difficulty and with all the different clue options included in the kit, I can find the right one to help my Dad depending on how he is doing that day. I love that you can just wipe the grid clean and use it again. So far the puzzle included in the kit has been enough to keep him occupied but we may buy the add on package of more puzzles, or download the free one and print it myself. Thanks so much for a great product.
(Posted on 5/9/2016)
Love it!Review by Jamie
Person enjoyed activity
Easy to use
Would recommend
My father stopped doing crosswords, but he loved this and was able to do it. He was very proud of himself. Great product. (Posted on 12/12/2015)

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