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 from Harvard Medical School in 2020.

Beginning in 2020, Hailey Richman is the Executive Director of PuzzlesToRemember. Since 2011, Hailey has been distributing puzzles to nursing facilities around the globe. Hailey also spends time doing the puzzles with nursing home residents. She always brightens their days.  Hailey is also the founder of KidCaregivers.com, where she provides advice for children dealing with dementia in their family members. Hailey has begun a program called PuzzleTime which involves volunteer students going to nursing facilities and doing puzzles with their residents. Max serves as a mentor to the KidCaregivers program.

If you have puzzles that you would like to donate, please contact us at Puzzles2Remember@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.

To see a short video about Hailey's Puzzle Time Program, click here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Puzzles For Alzheimer's Patients in Portugal


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

 I am very pleased to learn that Alzheimer's Portugal will begin collecting puzzles for the use of Alzheimer's patients.  I am honored that they are modeling their program after PuzzlesToRemember.  Here is the information that appears on the Alzheimer Portugal website:

Puzzles para Alzheimer é um projecto desenvolvido a pensar nas pessoas com Doença de Alzheimer. Puzzles for Alzheimer's is a project to think of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Esta iniciativa pretende divulgar o factor benéfico de construir puzzles para os doentes de Alzheimer. This initiative aims to promote the beneficial factor of constructing puzzles for Alzheimer's patients. Para além de permitir aos doentes distraírem-se, a construção de puzzles é, também, um excelente exercício de estimulação intelectual. In addition to enabling patients to distract themselves, building puzzles, too, is an excellent exercise in intellectual stimulation.

“Puzzles para Alzheimer” nasceu tendo como inspiração a Campanha “Puzzles to Remember” , uma ideia de Max Wallack. "Puzzles for Alzheimer's" was born taking as inspiration the Campaign "Puzzles to Remember" , an idea of Max Wallack.
O objectivo é conseguir levar até aos doentes de Alzheimer vários puzzles sendo que, para isso, o promotor desta iniciativa apela a que os puzzles sejam enviados para a Associação Alzheimer Portugal. The goal is to lead to Alzheimer's patients and several puzzles that, to this, the promoter of this initiative calls for the puzzles are sent to the Alzheimer's Association Portugal.

Cada pessoa interessada pode enviar os puzzles para as moradas abaixo indicadas, para um lar da terceira idade ou simplesmente oferecer a alguém que sofra desta doença. Each person interested can send puzzles to the addresses below, to a home for the elderly or simply offer to someone who suffers from this disease.
Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. 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 Puzzles2Remember@gmail.com