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Puzzles To Remember

PUZZLES TO REMEMBER is a 501(c)3 organization that provides puzzles to nursing homes, veterans 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 from Harvard Medical School in 2020.

Beginning in 2020, Hailey Richman is the Executive Director of PuzzlesToRemember. Since 2011, Hailey has been distributing puzzles to nursing facilities around the globe. Hailey also spends time doing the puzzles with nursing home residents. She always brightens their days.  Hailey is also the founder of KidCaregivers.com, where she provides advice for children dealing with dementia in their family members. Hailey has begun a program called PuzzleTime which involves volunteer students going to nursing facilities and doing puzzles with their residents. Max serves as a mentor to the KidCaregivers program.

If you have puzzles that you would like to donate, please contact us at Puzzles2Remember@gmail.com and we will find a location near you where you can bring your puzzles. We can also provide you with a donation letter so that you can claim the value of your puzzles as a tax deduction.

To see a short video from WCVB Ch. 5 "BOSTON STRONG" about Max's efforts on behalf of Alzheimer's patients, click here.

To see a short video about Hailey's Puzzle Time Program, click here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A Letter of Thanks

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It warms our hearts to hear from different facilities after they receive a puzzle donation!

Greenfield Care Center of Fairfield 1260 Travis Blvd., Fairfield, CA 94533 June 21, 2022 Puzzles to Remember.org Dear Sir/Madam: I would like to personally thank your organization through Ms. Trametria Chandler, an employee of VA at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA. She shared through me a lot of their excess/extra puzzles to our skilled nursing facility, where some of our residents have Alzheimer’s Disease. Thank you again and more power to your organization. Sincerely yours, Generoso G. Padre Activity Director Activity@gccfairfield.com

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

YOUTUBE Video From Alzheimer's Speaks!

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Excited to share my interview on Alzheimer's Speaks With Lori La Bey!

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Monday, June 6, 2022

Puzzle Solving With People Living With Advanced Dementia

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Alzheimer's disease is progressive and our loved ones will worsen as time goes on. However, they can solve jigsaw puzzles at all stages! Here are some tips: 1) There are NO rules. You do not have to solve the puzzle! The point is to have fun together. 2) Hand the puzzle piece to the resident. 3) Point to where it belongs. 4) Give the person a chance to put it in, if not, do it for them. 5) TALK - I made conversation about birds, while my puzzle partner listened and sometimes smiled. My volunteer, Sofiya, talked about Monopoly and how she loves to play it. 6) Simple wooden puzzles also bring joy.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Guest on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio on June 7th at 2 PM

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I am excited to be a guest on Alzheimer's Speaks Radio on June 7th at 2 PM. Please tune in if you get a chance!

Click below for the link to the show!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The CHANGE Act (S.1692/H.R. 3354)

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I have gone in the past to Washington DC to speak to my representatives about the bipartisan bill that would provide the tools to accurately detect Alzheimer's in its earliest stages, accelerate progress towards prevention strategies, early diagnosis, disease-modifying treatments, and hopefully a cure! Congress needs to hear from ALL of us. PLEASE send your message to your Senator and Representative and let us continue to push for the passage of this critical bill. Please click the link to email your representatives. I suggest that you write about your story to make it more personal. But you do not have to do that. There is a template to use. CLICK HERE:

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

ONE HOUR for PUZZLE TIME

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Would you like to start PUZZLE TIME in your area? We are always looking to expand! Please spend ONE HOUR to enrich the lives of people living with Alzheimer's disease! Here are the 3 EASY steps: 1) Email us at kidcaregivers@gmail.com or fill out a form online. We will find a facility for you! 2) Gather 4-5 friends/scouts/family members 3) We will ship a box of special Alzheimer's puzzles for PUZZLE TIME with the residents! Community service hours are awarded and the Alzheimer's community benefits greatly!

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Monday, May 16, 2022

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Riley's Way Foundation This week’s Kind Leader Spotlight shines on Hailey Richman! Taking her own family’s experience with Alzheimer’s and turning it into an opportunity to support others in similar circumstances, Hailey started Kid Caregivers, an organization that supports and empowers children who are acting as caregivers. She partners with Puzzles To Remember, an organization that provides puzzles to facilitate care for people with Alzheimer's disease. “I want all kids to know that, don't think just because you're a kid that you can't make a difference” We celebrate her for empowering kids and adults alike to act with compassion and creating a #kindertomorrow! Check out the Kid Caregivers website to learn more: http://www.kidcaregivers.com/ Click here to read about my project and the other 2022 Call For Kindness Fellows!

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Alzheimer's Speaks Radio Show

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I will be a guest on Lori Le Bey's Alzheimer's Speaks Radio show on Monday, June 7th at 2:00 PM. I am so honored and excited to be on her show! Please tune in if you have a chance!

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PUZZLE MANIA

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Who wants to wear a crown for being a puzzle champion? "PUZZLE MANIA" is a jigsaw puzzle competition to raise funds for PuzzlesToRemember and KidCaregivers The jigsaw puzzle competition will have teams of up to 4 persons each. Teams will sit with the same 500-piece puzzle and compete to finish the puzzle first. The winning team will be honored with a trophy. Second and third place teams will be acknowledged and rewarded as well. Teams could be solo, two people or four people. The fee to participate will be $25 per person or $100 per team. Organizations and businesses are welcome to sponsor teams if they wish. This event is fun and light hearted. It will be family-friendly, and children ages 10 are older will be welcomed as team members. The Event will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. We are looking for 25 people to act as table hosts and recruit their own four-person teams from friends, neighbors or family members! Ticket prices will be tax-deductible. *If you would like to participate but do not have time to recruit your own team or seek one out, let us know and we will do our best to find a table for you. Date is TBD. It will take place in June or September at Plainview Old Bethpage High School. If you would like to host a PUZZLE MANIA event in your neighborhood, please email us. We can help you! It is lots of fun!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Roger That Podcast May 20th, 2022

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I will be on the ROGER THAT Podcast on May 20th, 2022. It is a weekly Podcast which focuses on the caregiver. Please tune in if you get a chance!

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PUZZLES TO REMEMBER was founded in 2008 by Max Wallack, in memory of his great-grandmother, Gertrude Finkelstein, who died of Alzheimer's disease in 2007.
Puzzles To Remember is registered in Massachusetts as a public charity. Contributions are welcome, and are tax deductible under sec. 501(c.)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information, write to us at Puzzles2Remember@gmail.com