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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.

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.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

47,000 Puzzles Distributed and Other News About PuzzlesToRemember

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember


As of Today, PuzzlesToRemember has distributed over 47,000 puzzles to over 3,070 Alzheimer's facilities around the world.

I want to thank Springbok Puzzles for supporting my efforts as we continue to produce new and interesting 36 piece puzzles which bring feelings of calm and success to many of those with dementia. This week several new puzzles have become available. I am very pleased with these puzzles because we have had many requests for puzzles that would appeal more to men with dementia.
PuzzlesToRemember has recently donated puzzles to serve as door prizes at the HOPE luncheon. HOPE stands for Health Outreach Program for the Elderly, a program sponsored by the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center.  A celebratory luncheon is held annually for the participants. You can find out more about HOPE here. Here is a photo of some Springbok PuzzlesToRemember at the recent luncheon:



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 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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Thursday, July 9, 2015

An 8 Year Old Uses the Springbok PuzzlesToRemember to Bring Joy to Alzheimer's Patients

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
 
I wanted to share two wonderful photographs that I received today.

The first is an 8 year old visiting her grandmother in a nursing facility.  She is helping feed her grandmother.  You can just see the trust and affection between them.


Then, the girl spent time with other residents in the nursing facility.  One resident had been having a particularly bad day.  The girl offered to do puzzles with her.  Pretty soon, the day was turned around and smiles abounded.  Even the patient's physician (on the left) was obviously delighted at the result.




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.  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