By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
Here is a copy of a note PuzzlesToRemember recieved today from Assisted Living at Silver Gardens in Dallas, Texas:
"Thank you so very much for taking the time to pick just the right puzzles for our residents. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness. We needed the more adult themes with larger pieces to assist someone with Alzheimer’s and their diminished concentration span. You nailed ‘em!
Our retired school administrator has made great use of not only the dinosaurs you sent along for her, but also the ones with infant pictures... She loves those faces – as does the retired banker I originally intended them for, since she has a great-granddaughter who’s just about a year old now.
A couple of the Residents were a bit reluctant at first, but within from two hours to the next morning, they were going to the puzzle station and getting them out with the CareTeam person who was working with activities."
Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude Finkelstein, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER , a 501(c.)3 charitable organization. PUZZLES TO REMEMBER is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and other institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.