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Puzzles To Remember

If you have puzzles that you would like to donate, please contact us at PuzzlesToRemember@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.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Puzzles Supplied to Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember 
The residents at Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion, in Chicago, are enjoying puzzles provided by PuzzlesToRemember.  The staff at Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion made the effort to reach out on behalf of their residents.

PuzzlesToRemember sent varied puzzles, ranging from 750 piece puzzles to the specialized Springbok PuzzlesToRemember, made specifically to meet the needs of Alzheimer's patients.

According to their occupational therapist, the puzzles are a big hit with the residents, who come down, pick up a puzzle, complete it, and then return it and choose another puzzle.

I am very glad we were able to provide these puzzles!

Below is a photo of the staff at Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion.  I think their costumes are appropriate.  Helping others often has a "domino effect"!





Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at
Boston University School of Medicine.  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.

 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

36,400 Puzzles Have Been Donated

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By Max Wallack  
Puzzles to Remember

This week, puzzles were supplied to ten additional nursing facilities.

The locations stretched from Long Beach, California, to London, England.

I hope the residents of these nursing facilities will derive feelings of calm and pleasure from working on these jigsaw puzzles.

Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine.  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.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund 2014 Symposium

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By Max Wallack  
Puzzles to Remember

This week, I had the privilege to attend the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Symposium “10 Years of Leading Research.” It was a wonderful, celebratory event. Dr. Tanzi presented on his team’s discovery of learning how to grow neurons in a gel-like substance and introduce Alzheimer’s mutations to simulate the disease as it occurs in the human brain. This will allow for much cheaper and quicker testing of various drugs to see how effective they are against Alzheimer’s. This is not Dr. Tanzi’s first huge accomplishment regarding Alzheimer’s disease. He has previously identified several genes as promising drug targets for Alzheimer’s.

Here is a link to a video of the entire Cure Alzheimer’s Fund presentation, including Dr. Tanzi’s talk:

http://curealz.org/events/2014/05/2014-fall-symposium-10-years-leading-research


Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine.  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.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Three New Fall Images for Springbok PuzzlesToRemember, Puzzles For Those With Dementia

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By Max Wallack  
Puzzles to Remember
Here are the three new fall images of the Alzheimer's puzzles. These are each 36 very large-sized, brightly colored pieces that are a great activity for those with dementia.

 These puzzles can be ordered here

If you know of a facility whose residents could benefit from these puzzles, let us know at the email at the bottom of this page, and sample puzzles will be sent.
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Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine.  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.

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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 PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com