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  • FIT Kits® - Making life more meaningful

    Choosing a Kit


    Reading with granddaughter

    When deciding which Kits® to buy, think about interests of the person who is living with dementia and the types of activities that bring them joy. There are a variety of Kits® to choose, and each one has items that appeal to many interests. 

    Use the chart below to help you select the best Kits® for your loved one. 

    TIP:

    If they. . .

    Consider -

    Choose a Kit based on their interests.

    like art, shapes, colors, creative thinking…

    ♦ the Art & Designs Kit can bring out the inner artist in creative and expressive ways.

    enjoy fitting things together…

    ♦ the  pieces are thickly constructed for ease in picking up and can be used in many interesting ways besides forming a picture.

    enjoy games and doing things with their hands…

    ♦ the  contains many interesting items to be enjoyed in multiple fun ways, OR

    ♦ it's hard not to dig into and squeeze, roll, and model the specially designed play clay also in the  

    have an interest in animals…

    ♦ between the endearing animal photograph book and tile cards, the Animals Kit has a wonderful array of animals for everyone to enjoy.

    like to move, dance, and/or use their hands…

    ♦ the Fitness Kit gets people moving at their own speed, providing exercise and stimulation for the whole body.

    are sports fans…

    ♦ there is something for every sports enthusiast in the Sports Kit including an exclusive FIT book of great moments in sports. 

    like to sing or listen to music…

    ♦ the Relaxation Kit engages the musical spirits and promotes foot stomping, if not outright dancing moves.

    have travelled or enjoy seeing places…

    ♦ the Travel Kit takes the armchair traveler to all sorts of interesting and fun places.  The USA puzzle is a great way to explore the United States.

    Choose a Kit based on their abilities.

    do activities from a bed or chair…

    ♦ the books and card tiles from the Animals Kit, Travel Kit, and Sports Kit are interesting to see and can inspire conversation, OR

    ♦ the specially-formulated dough from the  feels great to squeeze and roll, OR

    ♦ the Relaxation Kit can be enjoyed while they relax.

    were a good speller or crossword puzzler…

    ♦ the letter tiles from the  has caused unexpected laughs and surprise when some care partners find their loved one spelling places they used to live (Czechoslovakia) or start forming letter tiles into words Scrabble style.

    are in the earlier stages of dementia…

    ♦ all Kit activities can be made more challenging. For instance, the letter tiles and dominoes from the  can be made into crosswords.

    have trouble speaking or communicating verbally…

    ♦ many of the Kits® don’t require verbal communication to be enjoyed such as the Art & Design or s® that provides a means to express creative energies.

    enjoy watching others rather than doing activities themselves…

    ♦ watching the video or the tabletop waterfall from the Relaxation Kit can provide interesting passive stimulation, OR

    ♦ watching grandchildren or others have fun with games from the Sports or Kits® or the geoboard from the Art & Designs Kit can be interesting for them.

    exhibit behaviors that suggest boredom or feelings of restlessness…

    ♦ select a Kit that can stimulate their mind, exercise their body, or promote a sense of calm.  All of the Kits® are good for this – choose what interests them or what interests you!

    like doing activities with other people who are also living with dementia…

    ♦ the puzzles from the Animal, , Sports, and Travel Kit, can be worked on together in small groups, OR

    ♦ the design tiles and shapes from the Art & Design Kit can be used in turns.

    have a grandchild or great grandchild they like to spend time with…

    ♦ the books and puzzles from the Animal, Sports, and Travel Kits® can be read and worked on together, OR

    ♦ the balls and bands from the Fitness Kit are fun to toss around and stretch together, OR

    ♦ the dough from the  can provide lots of fun together.

    prefer quieter ways of engagement, OR

    can benefit from a gentle touch…

    ♦ the Relaxation Kit gently engages the senses and promotes calm through the healing power of touch.

    Choose a Kit that they can do themselves.

    need something to do so you can get a break…

    ♦ the music and video from the Relaxation Kit can enjoy and occupy their attention, OR

    ♦ the design activities from the Art and Design Kit or the puzzles from the , Animal, Sports, Travel Kits can safely be done as solo activities.