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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.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Happy, Engaged Alzheimer's Patients

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

I want to share the smiling, engaged faces of those with Alzheimer's as they work on puzzles. They are experiencing the feelings of success that are all-too-elusive in their lives.





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, January 24, 2016

Thank You, Barnes and Noble

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

 I want to thank Barnes and Noble on 51st Street in New York City for their generous donation of puzzles. These puzzles are being supplied to the Hudson High School in Manhattan.

Each year, the students at Hudson High School do a unit on Alzheimer's Disease, including visiting nursing facilities. This year, the students will be bringing these donated puzzles with them to the nursing homes and spending time doing them with the residents.

Thanks again, Barnes and Noble. I know both the students and the patients will benefit.


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, November 29, 2015

Japanese Translation of "Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator? An Explanation of Alzheimer's Disease for Children" is Now Available

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Thanks to our translator, Yukiyo Hashimoto, a Japanese translation of this book, explaining Alzheimer's disease for children, is now available.  Click on the link below, and it will take you to the Amazon site where the book can be ordered.                                             
                                                           http://amzn.to/1NhoKsI



The book has received dozens of excellent reviews.  It is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Welsh, Norwegian, Polish, Chinese, Portuguese, and, now, Japanese.

It is our hope that it will help many children understand the behavior of their loved ones with this disease.  We also hope it will give these children some helpful coping mechanisms to improve their own lives and the lives of their family members with Alzheimer's.


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 ofMedicine.  He is currently a student at Harvard Medical School.  His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of  PUZZLESTOREMEMBER.  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