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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.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Article and Video about Springbok's Puzzles To Remember on NBC, Kansas City

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Springbok's Puzzles To Remember are now available to order at SpringbokCares.com.

Studies continue to show that cognitive activities, such as working puzzles, can greatly extend the period of time that Alzheimer's patients remain cognitively functional.

NBC, Kansas City, has posted an article about the new Alzheimer's puzzles, as well as posting a video about the origin and reasons behind these puzzles.


Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. 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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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Puzzles To Remember for Alzheimer’s Patients Produced by Springbok

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

PuzzlesToRemember has been working together with Springbok to produce puzzles made specially to meet the needs of Alzheimer’s patients. These puzzles became available this week and can be ordered at:

www.springbokcares.com

There are seven different images, each available in a choice of 12 or 36 large sized pieces. In fact, the overall dimension of each puzzle is 18” by 23.5”.

Together, Springbok and Max Wallack researched the effects of doing puzzles on Alzheimer’s patients and, as mentioned in Springbok’s press release, according to Dr. Gary Small, director of Center for Aging, University of California, brain exercises can prevent Alzheimer's as well as slow it down. This is achieved by stimulating specific types of brain cells (dendrites) so they do not atrophy from a lack of use.

Springbok states that “Current research confirms that brain strengtheners, like jigsaw puzzles, help prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease. Jigsaw puzzles are especially unique because the activity can stimulate multiple areas of the brain at once, including shape recognition, problem solving, and pattern recognition.”

Several of the images currently available have holiday themes. For Alzheimer’s patients, these would be a gift that would be both entertaining and supportive of their mental health.

Several of the images currently available have holiday themes. For Alzheimer’s patients, these would be a gift that would be both entertaining and supportive of their mental health.

Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. 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