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Puzzles To Remember

If you have puzzles that you would like to donate, please contact us at PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com and we will find a location near you where you can bring your puzzles. We can also provide you with a donation letter so that you can claim the value of your puzzles as a tax deduction.

To see a short video from WCVB Ch. 5 "BOSTON STRONG" about Max's efforts on behalf of Alzheimer's patients, click here.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

From the Ostrich Purple Angel Ambassadors: A Guide: Supporting People with Dementia in a Care Home

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
I am pleased to share this wonderful guide from Torbay Dementia Action Alliance. It is written to help those caring for people with dementia in nursing facilities. However, many of the suggestions provided will be useful to individual care partners, also! Just click here

I am proud to be a member of the Ostrich Purple Angel Ambassadors!
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Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine.  His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of  PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Upper Valley Memory Cafe

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

One Saturday per month, the Upper Valley Memory Cafe meets in Lebanon NH.
Their goals are:
Encourage peer interaction among persons with dementia and their caregivers

Offer a positive and enjoyable group socialization experience

Convey information about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders

Provide an opportunity to interact with Cafe staff and our student volunteer in an informal and relaxed atmosphere


This week the participants worked on PuzzlesToRemember, jigsaw puzzles with large, brightly colored pieces, created specifically for dementia patients.

Two of the participants, Willy and Alana have worked on Springok PuzzlesToRemember previously, and the Memory Cafe had sent their photos, which were placed on the Springbok PTR boxes.  Willy and Alana were the stars!  Their photos were on the boxes!  They autographed the boxes for other participants.  Here is a picture of Willy and Alana:


To view other participants enjoying themselves at the Upper Valley Memory Cafe, click here.

Memory Cafes are very beneficial to both patients and care partners!





Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at
Boston University School of Medicine.  His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from
Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of  PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.


 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Puzzles Supplied to 28 Nursing Facilities This Weekend

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
Puzzles have been accumulating, and this weekend hundreds of puzzles were packed up and shipped out to 28 nursing facilities.  I hope their residents enjoy the puzzles!





Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at
Boston University School of Medicine.  His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of  PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.


 

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Photos From Singapore

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

These photos were taken by my friend, Carrie, from KYDZ International in Singapore. Carrie had just read "Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator? An Explanation of Alzheimer's Disease for Children" to a class of six-year-olds, who appear to have enjoyed the book.

KYDZ International sells high quality toys for children, and they also have a special line of "Silver Age Products" for adults with dementia.

Thanks, Carrie, for your efforts in translating the book into Chinese, and thanks, also, for your friendship.


Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine.  His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of  PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

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PUZZLES TO REMEMBER was founded in 2008 by Max Wallack, in memory of his great-grandmother, Gertrude Finkelstein, who died of Alzheimer's disease in 2007.
Puzzles To Remember is registered in Massachusetts as a public charity. Contributions are welcome, and are tax deductible under sec. 501(c.)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information, write to us at PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com