About A Mind to Care
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are currently more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, a number that is projected to increase to nearly 13 million by 2050.
1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Dementia can be defined as “the loss of cognitive functioning — thinking, remembering, and reasoning — to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities.”
More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
Inspired by the millions of people giving up their time, energy and often every waking moment to care for a loved one living with these cognitive challenges, we wanted to provide a flexible tool to provide games, entertainment, even a short distraction to allow coffee to be made or a wash to be put on – in short, a way to help hold the attention of a loved one living with the condition and provide a way to engage with them on a daily basis
Puzzles and games are therapeutic, but they also provide exercise in memory and are said to improve brain functions, especially short-term memory. In any stage of dementia or Alzheimer’s, puzzles are said to ease some of the symptoms and provide stimulating comfort, as well as provide a sense of control.
We hope to add to our range of games, puzzles and caring aids in the future and we welcome any thoughts or suggestions.
As someone once said, “Remember, the dementia patient is not giving you a hard time. The dementia patient is having a hard time.”