This item is also known as fidget board, dementia comfort board, Alzheimer's busy board or sensory wall for dementia. Before it became widely available, elderly people used to knit or crochet to prevent functional deterioration in their brains. Their kids or grandkids would buy them large gauge needles or hooks and brightly colored yarn. This soothing, repetitive activity allowed patients to hone their fine motor skills, enhance hand-eye coordination and increase muscle strength. Because of cognitive decline, people who used to knit amazing socks and sweaters would hardly be able to create anything more complicated than an oddly shaped scarf. Yet the therapeutic impact of this pastime was unparalleled. Unfortunately, people who lacked knitting skills couldn't benefit from it. Today, a busy board for adults will suit anyone, regardless of their skills and background.