By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
Below is a testimonial to how wonderfully the Springbok PuzzlesToRemember are being received. This was submitted by Nelle's (age 101) niece:
I just wanted you to know that your puzzles - the 36 piece for seniors - have been a WONDERFUL thing for my aunt and others at the assisted living. The residents on her floor have a table set up in the hallway where they come to work ONLY your puzzles. The size of the pieces and the sturdiness is a great help for these gals. Most are in their late 80s and one who is 96. May aunt is the oldest at 101! I have include a picture of my aunt Nelle working the “train puzzle”. The gals have Durango Express, Quilting Bee, and Goldfinch. Thank you again for making the day a little brighter for these women who, at this age, are mostly confined. This time together working on your puzzles not only helps with keeping there minds active, but gives them a chance to interact. Sometimes they just come out of their rooms and start working them on their own – and other times several join in. They work them over and over – each time with the same enthusiasm. I am so glad my 101 year old aunt finds pleasure in this activity. I enjoy watching and helping her – but most of the time she can do it on her own.
Here is a really inspiring photo of Nelle:
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.