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Gertrude died in 2007, and in 2008 Max founded Puzzles To Remember, a non prof organization that designs, collects and distributes puzzles to Alzheimer’s disease facilities. He has also co-authored a book explaining Alzheimer’s to children – Why Did Grama Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator? – now available in eight languages.
“During the last year of her life, my great grandmother spent time going in and out of several hospital dementia wards. Upon visiting her in these settings, I noticed that patients who were working on jigsaw puzzles seemed calmer than their frequently agitated peers. I went to the library to read about Alzheimer’s disease, and I learned that staying mentally active can help postpone the point at which an Alzheimer’s disease patient is no longer functional in society”, said Max.
Puzzles To Remember has already distributed 49,622 puzzles to over 3255 Alzheimer's caregiving facilities in all 50 states and around the world.
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