Designed from the heart. Made for the mind. Springbok 36 Piece Alzheimer's Jigsaw Puzzles incorporates nostalgic images onto large piece jigsaws for dementia patients. Unlike active mind puzzles and word games, jigsaw puzzles encourage the use of motor skills while stimulating multiple areas of the brain at once. Each Alzheimer's jigsaw features 36 large pieces to easily grasp and handle.
Those with memory-related impairment will delight in the accomplishment of completing a task on their own. Meanwhile, caregivers and loved ones will appreciate the cognitive and physical exercises it introduces as well as the calming effect of doing a jigsaw puzzle.
Puzzles to Remember allows Springbok to give back to the community in two ways: through the benefits patients derive from working them and through the donations we make from the sale of these puzzles in November, National Alzheimer's Month.
Reviews About Springbok 36 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles
"My mother is in stage 5 Alzheimer's and this puzzle was perfect. She matches colors and patterns when assembling the puzzle, rather than starting with the edges and corners; this puzzle has a good variety of colors and patterns. She can finish it fairly quickly, but it's still a challenge for her. I feared when I ordered it that it would be too easy, but it's just right."
"I know these puzzles are designed primarily for those with memory difficulties and dementia and we have purchase six so far for my mom in the early stages of her illness. However, I received a wonderful surprise when I was working these with my dad today. He is a stroke survivor and still suffers with weakness in his left hand. The large pieces of this puzzle were perfect for him to manipulate and fit into place. He cannot handle smaller pieces, but he and I spent an enjoyable afternoon doing three of the puzzles to remember today. Thanks for this product. Please make many more!"
"Peace on Earth is a beautiful puzzle. The deep blues, the stars and the theme are a delight that grows as the puzzle begins to take shape. We tried both Alzheimer's versions just to see what they were like compared to the regular version. The large pieces were really cool. It's a great choice for adults who have memory problems and/ or trouble gripping traditionally sized puzzle pieces."
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
Cure Alzheimer's Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer's disease.
For many years, Alzheimer’s disease research was completely stifled by a lack of funding. Pharmaceutical companies were too wary of past failures to fund any new drug development. The drug pipeline was coming up dry, and researchers weren’t encouraged to think big or bold.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has helped change that. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2004 by three families frustrated by the slow pace of research. Leveraging their experience in venture capital and corporate start-ups, the founders (Henry McCance, Phyllis Rappaport and Jacqui and Jeff Morby) came together to build a new Alzheimer’s research fund designed to dramatically accelerate research, make bold bets and focus exclusively on finding a cure.
Since its founding, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has contributed more than $50,000,000 to research, and its funded initiatives have been responsible for several key breakthroughs—including a potential treatment recently selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for its elite “Blueprint” drug discovery program, and the ground-breaking “Alzheimer's in a Dish” study, which promises to greatly accelerate drug testing and was reported by The New York Times as a “giant step forward”.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund supports some of the best scientific minds in the field of Alzheimer’s research, and it does so without any financial gain for its founders or donors. Fully 100 percent of funds raised by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund go directly to research—the Board of Directors covers all overhead expenses. .Their Research Consortium is an all-star team of scientists working at premier research institutions across the country, regularly conferring with one another on the progress and impediments in their research and constantly sharing their data.
Their goal is to stop Alzheimer’s disease through early prediction, prevention and effective intervention in those patients who have become symptomatic.
PUZZLES TO REMEMBER is a 501(c)3 organization that provides puzzles to nursing homes, veteran’s facilities, and other facilities that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients. Puzzles To Remember was founded in 2008 by Max Wallack, who recognized the calming effect of puzzles and many other benefits on people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Max graduated from Boston University, Summa Cum Laude, in 2015, and is now a medical school student.
Since 2011, Puzzles To Remember’s Assistant Director, Hailey Richman, age 8, has been distributing puzzles to nursing facilities in the New York area. Hailey spends time doing the puzzles with nursing home residents. She always brightens their days.
Max Wallack graduated from Boston University and worked as a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine. He is currently a student at Harvard Medical School. 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.