By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
This week, I had the privilege to attend the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Symposium “10 Years of Leading Research.” It was a wonderful, celebratory event. Dr. Tanzi presented on his team’s discovery of learning how to grow neurons in a gel-like substance and introduce Alzheimer’s mutations to simulate the disease as it occurs in the human brain. This will allow for much cheaper and quicker testing of various drugs to see how effective they are against Alzheimer’s. This is not Dr. Tanzi’s first huge accomplishment regarding Alzheimer’s disease. He has previously identified several genes as promising drug targets for Alzheimer’s.
Here is a link to a video of the entire Cure Alzheimer’s Fund presentation, including Dr. Tanzi’s talk:
Since 2011, Puzzles To Remember’s Assistant Director, Hailey Richman, age 8, has been distributing puzzles to nursing facilities in the New York area. Hailey spends time doing the puzzles with nursing home residents. She always brightens their days.
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.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
By Max Wallack
Posted by Max Wallack at 2:31 PM