Brain Puzzles for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's & Stroke Patients

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9781493501526: Brain Puzzles for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's & Stroke Patients

This puzzle book is specifically designed for those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease and stroke patients struggling with dementia. Even the person who may have not done puzzles in the past may enjoy this brain activity. The puzzles have been simplified for patient success. Early stage patients can do the harder puzzles provided in this book. There are also easier puzzles. For example, word search puzzles have a checklist. Solvers simply have to checkmark the list and circle the words. Intelligence Quotient – IQ – is a scientific assessment of an individual’s intelligence. A person’s IQ derives from measuring problem solving abilities, memory, general knowledge, and spatial imagery. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke patients use to have an effective (everyday) IQ of 100-120 Now, due to brain chemistry, their effective IQ is below 100 and can be as low as 70. The goal is to keep effective IQ as high as possible in the damaged brain, and working puzzles can help. A puzzle can help stimulate brain thinking, memory, and brain activity. The variety found is this book is essential for achieving the greatest benefit from puzzle solving. Patients gain the most value from solving the first puzzle of a particular type. Once a number of the same type of puzzle is completed, the patient needs to move to a different type of puzzle. Generally, the patient will need to have assistance from a caregiver or family member. Caregivers of patients have reported positive results when using puzzles, including giving the patient a sense of accomplishment and opening doors for communication between the patient and the caregiver. Family members and friends provide a familiar setting that may encourage more frequent participation in puzzle solving activities. A stroke survivor can enjoy building skills by working a simple puzzle with a spouse or grandchild without even thinking of it as therapy. Benefits of Puzzles Puzzles are widely accepted as brain exercises that can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain degradation problems. Word puzzles require several mental activities. Working puzzles promotes thinking and stimulates the brain. The mind is encouraged to exercise. Cognitive skills are sharpened. Focus and attention are improved. Puzzles require brain exertion (exercise). Therefore, puzzles improve memory and encourage better brain function. This can lead to improved concentration and memory. The brain is resilient and malleable, so people can slow down the progression of dementia and increase their cognitive ability by stimulating brain activity. One way is to do so is to work word find or word search puzzles because they involve hunting and comparing words, spelling, logic of space and placement, and rational thinking. Word puzzles have been proven to stimulate memory. When the puzzle solver tries a possible solution and it does not work, they need to remember the wrong attempt so that they do not retry a wrong answer. For Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative disease of the brain cells that results in memory loss. It leads to dementia that affects the functions of the brain associated with speech, language, decision-making, judgment, thinking, and perception. This condition is more common in people over the age of 65 years and there is no known cure for it. The only method of treatment is slowing the progression of the disease, which can be partially achieved by exercising the brain by doing puzzles. Cognitive stimulation occurs for people with Alzheimer's while doing puzzles. To complete a word puzzle, one must read the words to solve the puzzle. This provides a beneficial effect on the memory and thinking. Puzzles are also valuable in helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease relearn some latent skills. For Stroke Patients Puzzles are valuable tools in the hands of people who experience the cognitive and physical deficits frequently associated with stroke.

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#1 bestseller puzzle book for Alzheimer patients. This puzzle book is specifically designed for those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease and stroke patients struggling with dementia. Even the person who may have not done puzzles in the past may enjoy this brain activity. The puzzles have been simplified for patient success. Early stage patients can do the harder puzzles provided in this book. There are also easier puzzles. For example, word search puzzles have a checklist. Solvers simply have to checkmark the list and circle the words. Intelligence Quotient – IQ – is a scientific assessment of an individual’s intelligence. A person’s IQ derives from measuring problem solving abilities, memory, general knowledge, and spatial imagery. Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke patients use to have an effective (everyday) IQ of 100-120 Now, due to brain chemistry, their effective IQ is below 100 and can be as low as 70. The goal is to keep effective IQ as high as possible in the damaged brain, and working puzzles can help. A puzzle can help stimulate brain thinking, memory, and brain activity. The variety found is this book is essential for achieving the greatest benefit from puzzle solving. Patients gain the most value from solving the first puzzle of a particular type. Once a number of the same type of puzzle is completed, the patient needs to move to a different type of puzzle. Generally, the patient will need to have assistance from a caregiver or family member. Caregivers of patients have reported positive results when using puzzles, including giving the patient a sense of accomplishment and opening doors for communication between the patient and the caregiver. Family members and friends provide a familiar setting that may encourage more frequent participation in puzzle solving activities. A stroke survivor can enjoy building skills by working a simple puzzle with a spouse or grandchild without even thinking of it as therapy. Benefits of Puzzles Puzzles are widely accepted as brain exercises that can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain degradation problems. Word puzzles require several mental activities. Working puzzles promotes thinking and stimulates the brain. The mind is encouraged to exercise. Cognitive skills are sharpened. Focus and attention are improved. Puzzles require brain exertion (exercise). Therefore, puzzles improve memory and encourage better brain function. This can lead to improved concentration and memory. The brain is resilient and malleable, so people can slow down the progression of dementia and increase their cognitive ability by stimulating brain activity. One way is to do so is to work word find or word search puzzles because they involve hunting and comparing words, spelling, logic of space and placement, and rational thinking. Word puzzles have been proven to stimulate memory. When the puzzle solver tries a possible solution and it does not work, they need to remember the wrong attempt so that they do not retry a wrong answer. For Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer's disease is a degenerative disease of the brain cells that results in memory loss. It leads to dementia that affects the functions of the brain associated with speech, language, decision-making, judgment, thinking, and perception. This condition is more common in people over the age of 65 years and there is no known cure for it. The only method of treatment is slowing the progression of the disease, which can be partially achieved by exercising the brain by doing puzzles. Cognitive stimulation occurs for people with Alzheimer's while doing puzzles. To complete a word puzzle, one must read the words to solve the puzzle. This provides a beneficial effect on the memory and thinking. Puzzles are also valuable in helping someone with Alzheimer’s disease relearn some latent skills.

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KALMAN TOTH, M.A. PHYSICS COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY & M.PHIL. IN COMPUTING SCIENCE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, IS AN SQL DATABASE DESIGN AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST. HIS PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH INTEREST IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. HE IS CONVINCED THAT MACHINE INTELLIGENCE WILL NOT ONLY REPLACE HUMAN INTELLIGENCE BUT SURPASS IT MILLION TIMES IN THE NEAR FUTURE. HIS HOBBY IS FLYING GLIDERS, VINTAGE FIGHTER & BOMBER PLANES.

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