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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.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Alzheimer's Patients Enjoying Springbok PuzzlesToRemember

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

A few months ago, PuzzlesToRemember donated Springbok PuzzlesToRemember to When Help Can't Wait.

When Help Can't Wait supplies sorely needed comfort items to nursing home residents in facilities that have no financial means to provide these items.

The feedback from the nursing facilities was, "they love the SIZE of the pieces because they are so easy for them to work with" and "they are really enjoying them." Here are two photos of the puzzles being enjoyed.




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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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Alzheimer's Puzzles Supplied to 16 Nursing Facilities

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By Max Wallack  
Puzzles to Remember

Jigsaw Puzzles were sent to 16 nursing facilities this week.

Most of these were the Springbok PuzzlesToRemember, specialized puzzles made to meet the needs of Alzheimer's patients. These puzzles have 36 extra-large sized pieces with bright colors and memory provoking themes. PuzzlesToRemember has now supplied over 37,500 puzzles to close to 2700 nursing facilities worldwide. •

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, 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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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