By Max Wallack
Puzzles to RememberThe residents at Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion, in Chicago, are enjoying puzzles provided by PuzzlesToRemember. The staff at Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion made the effort to reach out on behalf of their residents.
PuzzlesToRemember sent varied puzzles, ranging from 750 piece puzzles to the specialized Springbok PuzzlesToRemember, made specifically to meet the needs of Alzheimer's patients.
According to their occupational therapist, the puzzles are a big hit with the residents, who come down, pick up a puzzle, complete it, and then return it and choose another puzzle.
I am very glad we were able to provide these puzzles!
Below is a photo of the staff at Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion. I think their costumes are appropriate. Helping others often has a "domino effect"!
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.