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September Alzheimer’s News

Event Date: 09/10/2023


September Alzheimer’s News
Research suggests there is much we can do to help stave off memory problems and keep the brain fit. Take a crack at a puzzle. Jigsaw puzzles are another tool for fighting short-term memory loss. Working a puzzle can help develop abilities to reason, analyze, sequence, deduce, and solve problems. “Puzzles encompass hand/eye coordination, dexterity, reasoning, and colors and can keep a person’s mind sharp,” says Bruce Barnet, a certified caregiver and expert with the Alzheimer’s Store. Completing a puzzle can give seniors a sense of accomplishment and control. Puzzles also offer a way for caregivers to communicate and connect to patients.
You can learn more by going to www. or the Alzheimer’s Helpline which is accessible 24/7 via 800-272-3900 and staffed by master’s level clinicians to assist with crisis situations, decision making, and disease information. You can find virtual dementia caregiver resources online at Tools and support are also available in Spanish.
Want to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association and what they do here in St. Louis? Visit and/or contact PUCC’s Faith Outreach Ambassador with the Alzheimer’s Association, Joyce Ruiz at

Post Date: September 16, 2023


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