Crossword puzzles are a popular pastime for many people, but as a person’s abilities decline they can become frustrated and often lose interest in doing them completely. Our unique Sequenced Crossword Puzzles are a great way to help the person be successful and regain the joy of completing the puzzle. If the person can successfully complete standard crossword puzzles, that’s the best answer and you should encourage them to continue doing them. If, however, they have given up or If they start having trouble or getting frustrated, our unique Sequenced Crosswords can help. Our puzzles use a smaller 9 x 9 grid with word length limited to 3, 4 or 5 characters, but that’s just the beginning. Rather than simply providing a list of across and down clues, our Sequenced Crossword Puzzle offers several different guides and cueing devices to help the person be successful no matter what their skills and abilities. The package includes three different ways to present the clues: a regular across and down list, a list of the clues in a suggested order that gives the person the most guidance, clue cards for individual words that can be used one at a time. In addition, the package includes a list of the answers sorted by word length and a list of two possible answers for each clue. These can be used to further guide the person to success. The instructions describe in detail how to present the crossword successfully. See the look of joy as the puzzle lover regains that feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment at completing the puzzle successfully. Package includes one crossword grid, one complete, reusable crossword puzzle including clue cards, clue list, word list, clue guide plus a wet erase marker.
Add more variety with our Sequenced Crossword Puzzle Add-On pack – two more complete puzzles that work with the same grid.
Designed specifically for people with dementia – age appropriate, not childish
Unique sequencing system helps ensure that the person can complete the puzzle successfully
Reusable – use the included wet erase marker and simply wipe the puzzle clean when done
Tested with people at various stages of dementia to ensure that it is well-suited, and enjoyed
Full instructions detail how to present the activity to ensure that the person feels a sense of