By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
Today Ceaco, a puzzles manufacturer who has supported PuzzlesToRemember since 2009, donated 113 new puzzles.
These puzzles vary greatly in their level of difficulty, so they will each be sent to a nursing facility unit matched for the ability of the residents. Senior citizens seem to especially enjoy animal puzzles.
More simple puzzles, like this American scene by Jane Wooster Scott, will be sent to facilities that have patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment. These puzzles have fewer pieces that are oversized and easier-to-grasp. Research shows that working on puzzles can help delay the point at which an early Alzheimer’s patient becomes no longer able to function in society.
Thank you, Ceaco, for continuing to help so many people, and a special thanks to Laura for accumulating these puzzles, keeping them for PuzzlesToRemember, and helping load them into my car today.
PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.