Much has been written about the benefits of keeping the brain cells active as we get older. Doing a puzzle – of whatever sort – is one way to achieve this.
At the Chiswick, we keep a stock of jigsaw puzzles that are always popular with our residents.
We use super-sized pieces that are easier to handle for those with painful or stiffer joints. The very action of picking up pieces and putting them into place is great exercise for the hands and fingers. Plus an easy, wipe-clean finish promotes good hygiene and deals with any inadvertent spills.
We always set aside time for people to ‘have a go’ and we regularly observe and enjoy that sense of satisfaction as someone slots in that last piece to complete the puzzle.