Dec 28, 2009

Just Puzzled -- Answers

You might imagine my shock when my mother did about half of the TV crossword puzzle that was in this week's Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper......
By Bob DeMarco

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Recently my mother scored a 12 on the MMSE -- Mini-Mental State Examination. Her current diagnosis is mild to severe Alzheimer's disease.

Every day, I put the crossword puzzle in front of her. Sometimes she gets a word, or two, or three. You might imagine my shock when she did about half of the TV crossword puzzle that was in this week's Florida Sun Sentinel newspaper.

Just the other day she turned the shower off for the first time in years. Actually, she did it two days in a row.

Here is the link to the previous article about the crossword puzzle -- Crossword Puzzle -- Or Just Puzzled?



Bob DeMarco  is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room

Here are the crossword puzzle answers for those of you that asked. I tried to get a copy of the crossword puzzle online, but it is not available.


  • What little Jack Horner found (4 letters)-- Plum.
  • "___ in Trees" (3 letters)-- Men.
  • People ___ Funny (3 letter)-- Are.
  • My Two ___ (4 letters)-- Sons
  • Rayburn of "Match Game" (4 letters)-- Gene
  • "Rin Tin ___ (3 letters)-- Tin.
  • "How I met ____ Mother" (4 letters)-- Your
  • "___ Smart" (3 letters)-- Get
  • Actress Sommer (4 letters)-- Elke
  • "____ Brockovich (4 letters)-- Erin
  • "___ of Practice" (3 letters)-- Out
  • ___ Paulo, Brazil (3 letters)-- San
  • "____ John" Judd hirsch sitcom (4 letters)-- Dear
  • "The Twilight ____ (4 letters)-- Zone
  • Lamb's cry (3 letters)-- Baa
  • "Judging ___" (3 letters)-- Amy
My name is Bob DeMarco, I am an Alzheimer's caregiver. My mother Dorothy, now 93 years old, sufferers from Alzheimer's disease. We live our life one day at a time.

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