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Whenever possible, we gather feedback from our customers on how our toys are being used by adults with alzheimer's in hopes of providing guidance for other special needs caregivers. We hope you find these "special perspectives" helpful as you shop for developmentally appropriate toys and games.

Playable Art - Ball
"My wife works in a extended care facility . We purchase toys to assist the residents with manual dexterity and mental stimulation . On a scale of 1 to 10 , this toy is about a 7 for being popular with the residents ."

Green Tones Stirring Xylophone
"My father seems to perk up when he hears music. He taps his hands to the rhyme. So I bought this so he can make music, and it keeps his hands busy which seems to be calming. "

Shark (100 pcs)
"I purchased three puzzles and they all work well to allow us to use for story creation based on several clients telling us what kind of a scenario they draw from them."

Logic Links Puzzle Box
"Used with adults with multiple medical issues to stimulate thought and problem solving in a fun activity."

Spot It! On the Road
"I told my husband to memorize four objects only or to identify one particular color. This helped him play the game more successfully with our grandchildren."

Dado Planks
"Good to keep minds focused and hands busy and something family can do together."

Find It - Original Edition
"Find It is never the same twice. Purchased for our Memory Support unit with various levels of cognition. Easily adaptable to each person. Great generational piece for the residents to play with their children and grandchildren alike. "

Parcheesi: Royal Edition
"The board needs to be designed with contrasting colors that are appealing and easier to distinguish. (Note from Fat Brain Toys: We contacted the manufacturer with this colorful suggestion. We appreciate your feedback!)"

Spot It
"I actually enlarge the cards for my patients with visual impairments. I will also enlarge a card -cut it up into individual figures and present one figure to have the individual localize it on its card. Or I can show an individual picture (single item) and have the individual find it out of a figure ground demand of two cards next to each other... or two cards separated by 2 inches/3 inches/4 inches and the individual has to visually scan without moving their head....Or I can hold one card at a foot/2 feet/3 feet etc. away from the other card that is on the table and have a near-far demand which is what will be required for board to desk work in the future. I also will move a card in a horizontal/ verticle/ or rotational direction so that the individual will have to visually track the target as they transition from distance to near and back visual discriminations. Also I can show one item have the individual visualize it and take it away so now they have to use visual memory to localize on the card. There are many more ways to utilize these toys...it is the need of the individual and their level of availability that allows me to use my creative spirit and knowledge base to develop their visual perception, egocentric and sociocentric localization and utilization of toys as tools to learn. It allows us all to "not be captured by the disability but instead be available for the possibilty" of meaningful learning for our children and adults with special needs."

Happy Animal Buddies 300 pc Puzzle
"Used for one on one time and promotes a sense of accomplishment. "

The Ungame
"Used on the Adult Mental Health unit for a wide variety of diagnoses."

Let's Pretend Play Money Coins & Bills
"My mother has the beginning stages of dementia. The play money is an item that is kept in her purse. She has always been one to give a person a dollar here and there; this way she still can and does. She also loves to count Her Money. The money keeps her occupied for hours. It's a wonderful item."

Tangle Relax Therapy
"Alzheimer's patients typically engage in repetitive hand movements, often stemming from a nervous energy that needs to be appropriately channeled. The Tangle Relax Therapy item works beautifully for all dementia patients. The simplicity of its use also builds a sense of accomplishment. These patients have lost so much control over their lives, Tangle Relax allows them total control over an object while simultaneously working off some energy AND exercising the hands. It is a wonderfully therapeutic product--and just plain FUN!!! "

If you like what you see, we'd appreciate your help by spreading the word! If it could be improved in any way, please send us an email to feedback@fatbraintoys.com with your ideas. Thanks!

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