By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
by Cheryl L. Wolf:
"I was very impressed with your book"Why did Grandma Put Her Underwear In The Refrigerator? The story about Julie was very sweet and easy for children to follow.The book shows the different stages such as wandering, fears from every day things, and incontinence. I thought the description about the pitcher and the catcher was a really good example of how "grandma" couldn't receive messages like other people. I also thought it was very realistic for Julie's mother to explained that Alzheimer's Disease is NOT contagious. I am sure many children would be concerned about it . I know I probably would have been concerned as well when I was seven years old.
I would highly recommend this book for any child who has a family member with Alzheimer's Disease. I would think Neurologists and Child Psychologists would agree with me about the importance of this book. I also think that Memory Care Units, Adult Day Cares, and schools should carry a copy of this book to share with families. Any child dealing with Alzheimer's Disease like Julie would benefit from reading this explanation of A.D. Again I just want to reiterate how I think this was a fantastic book for children who have a relative with this horrible disease.This book explains in simple terms and yet does not talk down to children."
by Barry G. Wolf:
"Allow me to congratulate you for an exceptional book, providing Alzheimer's disease from a child's perspective. I believe that your book will prove to be a valuable guide for families to explain the dynamics of Alzheimer's disease. Let me add that your personal commitment to solving this ever-growing health crisis is highly commendable and we look forward to watching your professional credentials and accomplishments escalate over time. You are a wonderful person with an extremely bright future. Best wishes to you and your future goals and dreams."
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.