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  • Animal Bingo by Active Minds
  • Description: The Animal Bingo by Active Minds is a fun, engaging adapted Bingo game that allows for people in early and mid to late stage dementia to play together in a group. Caregivers will find this game fun for people of all ages and abilities. The Animal Bingo Game by Active Minds is an audio game, using authentic animal sounds and beautifully illustrated images instead of numbers. The bingo caller plays the different sounds on shuffle while players put counters on the matching image. The bingo caller also has a flip book to show images of the animals as an additional prompt. To win, a player needs to match 9 animals on their card and shout “Bingo!”. Designed with and for people with dementia, this game is a group activity for up to 12 players. This inter-generational game was designed after observing that as people’s dementia progresses, they find it harder and harder to play traditional bingo. This adapted Bingo game allows people in early and later stages of dementia to play together, encourages choices, control, conversational skills, helps restore a sense of personal identity, and helps to improve communication. Animal Bingo by Active Minds Specifications: Players: Up to 12. Includes: Audio sound disc, flip book, caller card, counters, bingo sheets. Measures: 10.5 inches wide, 11 inches long, 2.75 inches high. Weighs: 2.5 lbs. Material: Plastic, card, wood.
  • Price: $22.95
  • Creative Scenes by Active Minds
  • Description: The Creative Scenes by Active Minds are adapted puzzles that allow users to create their own scene by placing the magnetic pieces on a background board. Caregivers will find these creative puzzles helpful for people who can no longer put together traditional jigsaw puzzles. The Creative Scenes was developed by Active Minds after discovering that as dementia progresses, people often become frustrated with picking up puzzle pieces and also when attempting to place them correctly. Each magnetic piece in these adapted puzzles can be picked up and placed on the background wherever the users chooses. Each scene has beautifully illustrated content, helpful for reminiscing and encouraging conversations. The plastic pieces are very durable and easy to clean, meeting infection control standards. Choose from The Tool Shed that includes a variety of hand tools used in a workshop, or The Allotment that includes garden fresh vegetables Creative Scenes by Active Minds Specifications: Includes: 26 magnetic pieces, magnetic board. Choose from: The Tool Shed or The Allotment. Measures: 11.5 inches wide, 15.75 inches long. Materials: Durable plastic.
  • Price: $18.95
  • Twiddle-Classic Senior Activity Muff
  • Description: Caregivers providing in home care to patients who benefit from continuous mental stimulation will enhance their patient's brain stimulation by implementing this dementia activity muff. The Twiddle-Classic Senior Activity Muff is an elegant hand warming muff with satin textured fringe and multiple attachments for sensory stimulation. This luxurious lavender blue muff is embellished with rings of satin textured fringe. This original Twiddle-Classic Senior Activity Muff provides mental and physical stimulation with a multi-colored soft plastic orbit ball inside for squeezing, a loop of multi-colored wooden beads, flowing textured ribbons, a Velcro pull patch, satin pocket and crackle pouch. Professional caregivers rave about the effectiveness of Twiddle®Muffs. It has long been known that having something to hold and manipulate, something to "twiddle" or fidgitt with, can have a calming effect on people who suffer from dementia. The textures, the gadgets, the warm coziness of the Twiddles are all there for just that. The focus and the stimulation they provide truly adds to the quality of life of the individual. All Twiddles® are machine washable and dryer-friendly. Just remember to remove all gadgets first! Twiddle-Classic Senior Activity Muff Specifications: Color: Lavender blue. Materials: Fleece with satin embellishments and soft fringe. Measures: 12 inches long. Weight: 9 oz. Care: Machine washable and dryer-friendly. (Remove all gadgets first.)
  • Price: $49.95
  • Twiddle-Pup Senior Activity Muff
  • Description: For caregivers providing in home care to individuals with dementia, or Alzheimer's, the Twiddle®Pup Senior Activity Muff provides something to hold, fidget with or manipulate. This activity aid can have a calming effect on people who are soothed by repetitive tactile motion. The TwiddlePup provides comfort, warmth, and activity for those with diminished hand mobility, limited social interaction or anyone soothed by repetitive tactile motion. This floppy-eared, friendly-faced, soft puppy muff contains a squeeze ball tethered within the center of the muff to promote increased hand flexibility and brain stimulation. The Twiddle®Pup has 3 removable gadgets: a buckskin crackle pouch, a strand of textured ribbons, a loop of colorful wooden beads. On the side is a soft, faux suede pocket for personal essentials and a Velcro pull patch to exercise hands. These multiple sensory activities provide an engaging, entertaining way to occupy the hands. Professional caregivers rave about the effectiveness of Twiddle®Muffs. Provide something to hold and manipulate, "twiddle" or fidgitt with, can have a calming effect on people who suffer from dementia. The textures, the gadgets, the warm coziness of this adapted hand muff is designed just providing soothing that. All Twiddles® are machine washable and dryer-friendly. The gadgets are detachable allowing the soft hand muff to be machine cleaned. Muffs have been put through many machine washing cycles, and still look and feel and work like new! Twiddle-Pup Senior Activity Muff Specifications: Color: Tan. Materials: Long-gauge cotton terry with faux suede embellishments. Measures: 12 inches long. Weight: 10 oz. Care: Machine washable and dryer-friendly. (Remove all gadgets first.)
  • Price: $49.95
  • Twiddle-Sport Senior Activity Muff
  • Description: For caregivers providing in home care to individuals with dementia, Alzheimer's, or others soothed by repetitive tactical motion, the Twiddle-Sport Senior Activity Muff is a helpful activity aid. This soft blue and green plaid hand warmer muff with multiple attachments provides mental and physical stimulation with a soft ball for squeezing, wooden beads, ribbons, and crackle pouch. The Twiddle-Sport Senior Activity Muff provides comfort, warmth, and activity to promote increased hand flexibility and brain stimulation. It can also help and comfort those with diminished hand mobility, limited social interaction or anyone soothed by repetitive tactile motion. The Twiddle-Sport Senior Activity Muff is ideal for the sports-minded. Black Watch plaid fabric with faux suede accents provides multiple mental and physical activity stimulators including strands of textured ribbons, a loop of multi-colored wooden beads, a faux suede pocket, crackle pouch, a Velcro pull patch, and an interior soft plastic orbit ball. All Twiddles are machine washable and dryer-friendly. Just remember to remove all gadgets first! Twiddle-Sport Senior Activity Muff Specifications: Color: Blue, green plaid. Materials: Polyester with faux suede embellishments. Measures: 12 inches long. Weight: 9 oz. Care: Machine washable and dryer-friendly. (Remove all gadgets first.)
  • Price: $45.95
  • Mind-Start Numbers and Suits Cards
  • Description: Are you a caregiver providing in home care to a patient with dementia, memory loss, or low vision who loves to play card games? The Mind-Start Numbers and Suits Cards is a simplified playing card game designed by an Occupational Therapist especially for people with memory loss, or dementia. Each playing card has only a large suit icon or a large number on it. This adapted card game is designed for people who like numbers, or enjoy sorting and playing cards. These jumbo sized playing cards measure 3.5 inches wide and 5 inches long, for easier handling and viewing. Each deck of cards includes 36 number cards (4 cards each of numbers 1-9), 16 suit cards (4 cards each of Club, Spade, Diamond, and Heart) and 3 instruction cards. More than ten game playing ideas for both higher and lower functioning level players are also included. Mind-Start Numbers and Suits Cards Specifications: Number Cards: 36 total, 4 cards each of numbers 1-9. Suit Cards: 16 total, 4 cards each of Club, Spade, Diamond, and Heart. Cards measure: 3.5 inches wide, 5 inches long. Made in: U.S.A.
  • Price: $18.95
  • Mind-Start Easy Word Search Puzzles
  • Description: For caregivers providing in home care to individuals with memory loss or low vision, the Mind-Start Easy Word Search Puzzles provides an interactive way to stimulate the brain. These adapted large print word search puzzles are modified for people with memory loss or low vision. The level of difficulty varies for providing cognitive stimulation exercises for people with different cognitive levels. Caregivers for adults recovering from stroke or head injury, people with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia will find the Mind-Start Easy Word Search Puzzles provide positive, successful activity experiences. Word search activities provide stimulation to the language parts of the brain, as well as the visual system, attention, memory, and planning centers. These adapted word search puzzles are less complex, focus on familiar themes, and do not include confusing backwards or diagonal words. The puzzles are printed on sturdy paper and are allowed to be photocopied. Mind-Start Easy Word Search Puzzles includes 40 puzzles, with four levels of difficulty: 4 word searches of ten hidden words in a large search grid (high activity level). 22 word searches of six hidden words in a medium search grid (high activity level). 10 word searches of four hidden words with bold print words in a small search grid (high/middle activity level). 4 easy word match puzzles, featuring one word to match from a choice of three (middle activity level). Mind-Start Easy Word Search Puzzles Specifications: Includes: 40 easy word search puzzles, with four levels of difficulty. Made in: U.S.A.
  • Price: $16.95
  • Twiddle-Cat Senior Activity Muff
  • Description: Caregivers providing in home care to individuals with dementia, or Alzheimer's, will find the Twiddle®Cat Senior Activity Muff provides something to fidget with, hold, or manipulate. These activities can have a calming effect on people who are soothed by repetitive tactile motion. Hands and mind are kept active and engaged by the interior soft-plastic orbit ball, a sealed satin crackle pouch, a loop of multi-colored wooden beads, streaming textured ribbons, and a Velcro® pull patch. The Twiddle-Cat is a hand-warmer with multiple sensory stimulating attachments. This cuddly kitty without claws features soft, cozy, fleecy fur in shades of chocolate brown or cream, with rich satin embellishments. This highly effective and safe sensory therapy tool is helpful to reduce stress and increase brain function in children with Autism and elderly patients living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. All Twiddles® are machine washable and dryer-friendly. (Just remember to remove all gadgets first.) Twiddle-Cat Senior Activity Muff Specifications: Color: Brown. Materials: Fleece with satin embellishments. Measures: 12 inches long. Weight: 10 oz. Care: Machine washable and dryer-friendly. (Remove all gadgets first.)
  • Price: $44.95
  • Mind-Start 24-Piece Gardening Puzzle
  • Description: Are you a caregiver providing assistance to an individual who loves to do puzzles? The Mind-Start 24-Piece Gardening Puzzle is a modified puzzle with brightly colored, large pieces that are easier to handle for users who have suffered from a stroke. The picture on the puzzle has less detail, which makes it easier to assemble. The 24 piece Gardening puzzle was designed by an Occupational Therapist to provide a fun activity for people with dementia, memory loss, head injury or stroke. This garden image puzzle has rich colors and familiar gardening tools that older people will easily recognize. Each easy to handle, large piece has only a few, simple objects in each image, making it easier for people with poor vision or memory loss to find pieces that go together. The puzzle measures 8 inches wide, 10 inches long when completed. Mind-Start 24-Piece Gardening Puzzle Specifications: Pieces: 24. Measures: 8 inches wide, 10 inches long when completed. Material: Thick, durable chipboard to stand up to repeated use. Made in: USA.
  • Price: $14.95
  • Mind-Start 63-Piece Barn Puzzle
  • Description: The Mind-Start 63-Piece Barn Puzzle is a large print adapted jigsaw puzzle that provides a higher level challenge than the 12 or 24 piece puzzles. Caregivers will find this larger size puzzle helpful for 2 people working together to complete the puzzle, and for those who can no longer finish puzzles with 100 or more pieces. Each easy to handle, large piece measures 1-1/4 x 1-3/4 inch. The red barn image puzzle inspires thoughts and conversation about time in the country or on a farm. Caregivers for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment, very early-stage dementia, and adults who want something simpler and faster than traditional puzzles will find this adapted puzzle helpful. The completed puzzle size measures 11.5 inches wide and 16.25 inches long. Designed by an occupational therapist, this unique puzzle provides a fun activity for people with dementia, memory loss, head injury or stroke. Mind-Start 63-Piece Barn Puzzle Specifications: Pieces: 63. Measures: 11.5 inches wide, 16.25 inches long. Material: Thick, durable chipboard to stand up to repeated use. Made in: USA.
  • Price: $14.95
  • Mind-Start Rainbow Bingo Game
  • Description: The Mind-Start Rainbow Bingo Game provides an interactive way to promote cognitive stimulation. For caregivers providing in home care to individuals who experience memory loss caused by stroke, dementia, or Alzheimer's, this adapted Bingo game is a great memory activity and interactive aid. The Mind-Start Rainbow Bingo Game is an adapted activity game for people of different levels of memory and cognitive ability. This adapted memory game, developed by an Occupational Therapist, is less complex than the standard Bingo game because vibrant colors are used instead of numbers. The unique design of the Rainbow Bingo game allows people with high or medium cognitive abilities to play together. The higher level of play involves hearing and seeing the bingo call visual cue card. The medium level of play involves matching large, colored chips to the corresponding circle on the card. Rainbow Bingo encourages matching, identifying patterns for mental stimulation, motor skills, and communication with others. Adult patients with Alzheimer's, dementia, head injury or stroke, or intellectual disability can benefit from this cognitive game. The visual calling cards are also helpful for people with poor hearing. Each Rainbow Bingo game includes 4 high level cards, 3 middle level cards, pawns, large chips, calling cards, and user guide explaining uses for all activity levels. Mind-Start Rainbow Bingo Game Specifications: Includes: 4 high level cards, 3 middle level cards, pawns, large chips, calling cards, and user guide. Made in: USA.
  • Price: $34.95
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