Wednesday, January 4, 2012

1,000 Alzheimer’s Facilities Receive Free Puzzles

PUZZLES TO REMEMBER is a 501(c)3 organization that provides puzzles to nursing homes, veterans facilities, and other facilities that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

Puzzles to Remember

Today, to celebrate the New Year, I delivered puzzles to my 999th and 1000th facility.

The facility with the 1000th designation happened to be a Kindred Healthcare facility in Saugus, Massachusetts. That seemed fitting because my great grandmother spent the last weeks of her life being well-treated in a Kindred facility. Here are photos of my two deliveries.

Max Wallack
Inventor Kid
I am also very happy to announce that Springbok’s newest PuzzlesToRemember will be available very soon. The new puzzles will include a country mill scene, a colorful fish scene, and a steam railway train. I think these images will be very memory provoking for Alzheimer’s patients, and the puzzles will be a great, activity for Alzheimer’s patients to share with their caregivers.

Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. 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.

Here are the links to a few articles Max wrote about his own caregiving experience:

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