Iowa man uses jigsaw puzzles to fight against memory loss

(Photo Courtesy: KWQC Staff)

BETTENDORF, Iowa (KWQC) – At The Fountains Senior Living Community, seems like everybody knows eighty year old Charlie Brown. His hobby is puzzling!

Charlie spends hours piecing together colors and shapes. Jigsaw puzzles. He works in a special  location. He calls this his art gallery. Naming it Puzzle Cove.

The amazing aspect of his story: Charlie has stage two memory loss. Putting each piece in its proper place is a form of therapy for this personable man.

Charlie says his hobby helps to keep the  brain working. It requires concentration. Skill. He also mounted several of his colorful puzzles on the walls at The Fountains.

Katie Searl is a staff member. She says this type of activity helps Charlie with his motor skills. Sharpens his memory. Gives him something to look forward to.

Residents admire his work. They say he is an artist. Charlie smiles and says thanks. His dozens of puzzles are a gift to the residents. Yes indeed! You are a good man, Charlie Brown!

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