Jigsaw puzzles are a popular activity for people with dementia, and rightly so. Not only do they offer many benefits for the person, they are fun to do! Unfortunately, many people with dementia or Alzheimer's stop doing jigsaw puzzles because they find them too challenging and difficult to finish. This doesn't have to be the case.
When we bring home a new puzzle and show it to the person they are excited to open the box and get started. We dump the pieces on the table and the person digs right in sorting through the pieces. They find a few that they are looking for, but then the excitement starts to wear off. They slow down in their searching, start to get distracted by other things. They lose interest in the puzzle. Is it that they aren't really interested in doing puzzles or is there another reason?