And the winners are…….. Cyndy and Becky. Congratulations!! Please send me an email and include your full name and mailing address. anapoletan(at)gmail(dot)com
Max contacted me and generously donated a copy of the book (in addition to the book I had planned to give away), thus two winners were randomly chosen.
As World Alzheimer’s Month draws to a close, I thought it would be fun to do a book giveaway.
Many of you know I’m a huge fan of 17-year-old Max Wallack, an incredibly gifted third year neuroscience major at Boston University. Max is a tireless advocate and researcher in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory at BU’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center and was recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Winner of too many awards and honors to list, he founded Puzzles to Remember at age 12. Together with the Springbok, Max created a unique line of puzzles specifically for Alzheimer’s patients – fewer large, easy to handle pieces and with pleasing visual designs rather than childlike images. To date, PTR has distributed over 25,000 puzzles free of charge.
Most recently, this passionate future geriatric psychiatrist authored a children’s book with Carolyn Given. In Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator, Max draws on his own experience as a young caregiver to his great grams. The beautifully illustrated book explains Alzheimer’s through the eyes of a child – to children who are facing the frightening disease firsthand. One of the things that struck me when I read the book is that he covered so much material – while the book is intended for kids, I believe we can all garner something from it.
If you would like a chance to win this wonderful book, simply leave a comment on this post.
I’ll choose a (random) winner at 11pm (eastern) on Sunday, September 29th. If you don’t have a young person who would enjoy the book in your life, think about donating it to a local nursing home, Alzheimer’s facility, or library.
Pamela Gray said:
I’ve been wanting to get this book. I was diagnosed w\Mild – Moderate Alzheimer’s last month. My biggest worry is when my younger grandkids realize something is wrong w\ “Mamaw”. I live w\ my daughter & her 2 boys who are 16 & 19, the rest are anywhere from 3 to 9 yrs. I’m glad I read about the puzzles too. My granddaughter Mia Belle loves to work puzzles w\me when she visits.
I would love to read this book myself and to my grandchildren. I am so going to look for the puzzles and get some for my father-in-law and possibly the nursing home where my father and father-in-law both have lived. They do so much for the dementia/ alzhemeir residents, this would be a gift everyone could use.
Nancy Streaser said:
Max, I would love to win one of your books to give our 7 yr old, Great Niece to explain her FAV Uncle (Great Uncle 59yrs) Brian’s Early Onset Front Lob dementia. I have been his 24/7 caregiver for a yr & full time wife for 32 yrs. The point is Kataviah, our great niece is 7 yrs old & in 2nd grade & her family has not explained why Brian is acting different lately…she only sees him 3 times a yr. She saw him today at a fam party and asked him if he was coming for Christmas ( we can’t because the car ride is too long for him to not freak out). She has a single Mom & an absent dad of a different race…I have always loved the connection she and my Husband have had & I think it might explain to her what my Husbands decline is all about. If i don’t win I should buy your book for her anyway. Good luck w your writing & thank you for all you do.
Cyndy Raeshke said:
I would love to have a copy of this book. I just visted my Mom in Asst. Living this weekend and I see her regress every time I am there. I try to read everything I can on this disease and have been thinking of purchasing this book. Thanks!
Cyndy, another awesome book to check out. “Creating moments of joy” By Jolene Brackey.
Ann Napoletan said:
I love that book, too, Ronda!
My Mom is living in an assissted living facility with dementia along with her emotional support dog; in which we have just been informed that she can no longer have. I have 3 nephews that truly do not understand the issue & this book could be of assistance. Also, a clinical psychology masters student who plans on pursuing a Phd in neuropsy or neuroscience.
Doug Roseberry said:
My wife was diagnosed in 2009 and now resides in a care center. The devastation this disease brings to her and our family is beyond words. Find a cure!!!!
Brittany Krause said:
If I won this book I would read it than send it to people in our group Forget Me Not that would also like to read it!
The more children that attempt to understand this terrible illness, the better our
future care givers will be.
Looking forward to reading this, love the light hearted title, levity is a part of the cure 🙂
nis saenz said:
I would love to have this book an add it to my family library. I am a asst memory care director. Bern working with residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. They are my home away from home.
Dani Dunham said:
This book would be perfect for my little ones. Thanks for all you do!
Diana Witt- Bordowitz-Weldon said:
LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK FOR MY GRANDKIDS
Lisa Pilalas said:
I’m trying to find a good children’s book for my grand kids who live here with me and my husband who has vascular dementia. They are such understanding kids and I would love to share more with them