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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 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.

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.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hailey Richmond's Interview on Alzheimer's Speaks

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
 

Today, Hailey Richmond, the Assistant Direct of PuzzlesToRemember, was interviewed by Lori La Bey on her radio show, Alzheimer's Speaks.

Lori is a great interviewer and very knowledgeable about Alzheimer's caregiving.

Hailey, who is only 9 years old, did a superb job explaining the very many wonderful things she is involved in to help those with dementia.

You can listen to the interview here:





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

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Stay For a Little While"

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By Max Wallack  
Puzzles to Remember
 "Stay For a Little While" is a song written by David Light and Bakhus Saba.

 It is about how mutually beneficial it is to have children visit those with dementia.
 The video stars PuzzlesToRemember's Assistant Director, Haily Richman.

Great job, Hailey, you are an inspiration to many!
 


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
                                  

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Assistant Director of PuzzlesToRemember at Work

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Helping Other Caregivers

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By Hailey Richman
Assistant Director, PuzzlesToRemember
Founder, www.kidcaregivers.com

Today I took another friend to the nursing home to solve puzzles and spend time with the seniors.  We  saw an elderly woman with her son, they were visitors.  They were very sad because her husband had a stroke and is not doing well. The elderly woman and her son were very quiet and seemed very unhappy. We asked them if they would like to help solve the puzzle with grandma. Even though they do not have dementia, it made them feel better to think about something else. We were all very happy when the puzzle was solved.  Sometimes, caregivers need to give other caregivers some "care".  We are not alone!  We all go through tough times and it makes us feel good to support each other!!

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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