Heads Up Puzzles, (www.headsuppuzzles.com), a kado ulang tahun untuk sahabat wanita, WA based organization has created a product that adds a unique twist to a favorite pastime, and one that is rapidly gaining notoriety from caregivers in the geriatric field. Plan & Activity Directors of pension and assisted living communities have found that the upright magnetic puzzles, provide many great benefits for the elderly both in their care and enjoyment of life. Heads Up Puzzles provides magnetic jigsaw puzzles with a portable stand. The upright format permits those to once again enjoy jigsaw who have to either sit upright or during intercourse, hence the name "Heads Up". The pieces stay in place and the puzzle could be easily moved, stored and restarted at another time. The upright file format also puts less pressure on the neck and shoulders providing a more ergonomic approach. The items are larger than usual puzzle pieces which will make them easier to see and to deal with. Different sizes of magnetic puzzles can be found, providing for the ability to complete in a single session, great for imparting the sense of accomplishment rather than failure.
As well as the many wonderful age-appropriate and tranquil stock images available, Heads Up Puzzles creates custom jigsaw puzzles. A custom made puzzle of either family, close friends or memorable events can be a wonderful and therapeutic gift everyone can and specifically those experiencing Alzheimer's. Recent research have confirmed that storage stimulating activities are beneficial for the aging and amazing for Alzheimer sufferers and Heads Up Puzzles has generated a product that targets that need.
Caregivers, like Brenda, are enthused by the unique benefits provided by Heads Up Puzzles. "The product was an absolutely wonderful look for! The puzzles make great gifts for seniors or those whose physical exercise is limited. There are dozens of standard designs to pick from, and custom choices are also obtainable. The puzzle pieces are bigger than usual and thus better to use, and the stand is very easy to assemble or store in a flattened form. I was desperate for something to give to friends in nursing homes, and was ecstatic when I came across these puzzles to be an ideal present." - Brenda Hillyer - Hendersonville, NC.
We swept up with the founder of Heads Up Puzzles, Paul Johnson at the 2010 AAHSA show (American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) and asked him how he developed the idea. " I must provide partial credit to my mom, 1 day I was accompanying her on a doctors appointment even though in the waiting area I noticed some common jigsaw puzzles on a table, I mentioned what a good plan. My mom quickly remarked, "not for me, I've trouble bending my throat over, I haven't done a jigsaw puzzle in years." Paul thought, "imagine if we were to make them upright, a far more ergonomic approach so those having trouble bending over could once again enjoy jigsaw puzzles", and therefore Heads Up Puzzles was created. "What provides been inspiring is hat although originally created with comfort at heart, our customers have realized a great many other benefits". One such benefit is the ability to benefit from the puzzle long after it really is completed, especially for those wonderful custom made puzzles.