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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Meet Max Wallack, Age 13. Max Is A Caregiver To A Wide World Of Alzheimer’s And Dementia Victims.

By: Max Wallack, Greatplaces Guest Blogger

Puzzles To Remember (www.PuzzlesToRemember.org) is a section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that collects puzzles and distributes them to facilities that care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. I founded this organization after the death of my great-grandmother, who suffered from dementia. Great Grams had lived with my family. I helped care for her from the time I was about six, until her death at 93, when I was 10.

We had always intended to have Great Grams stay at home with us for the rest of her life, but that became impossible about a few months before her death. Once Great Grams was in a nursing facility, I spent a lot of time visiting her. I noticed that patients who were working on jigsaw puzzles seemed calmer than usual. Read full article...

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