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.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Springbok's Puzzles To Remember are "making a difference" in the lives of Alzheimer's patients


The Springbok Puzzles To Remember are doing just what I had hoped for. Here’s an email I recently received:

“Hi Max, just wanted to let you know we received the 2 puzzles you were so nice to send to Sunrise in Cohasset. Thank you so much!! Your choice was perfect, was so fun to try them out with the residents yesterday, and what a success. Watching them respond to getting a piece in was wonderful, the large sized pieces are so much easier. They marveled at the large beautiful finished puzzles, and even liked just running their hands over them. Looking forward to working the puzzles with more residents today, you truly are making a difference in people’s lives.

We are going to be ordering some additional Puzzles to Remember the residents love them so much. The “Moonlight” one really inspires residents to reminisce, they think it is beautiful and even want to take a picture of it before we have to break it apart.”

Dana B.

Thanks, Springbok, for making my dream become a reality!

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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