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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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

An Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Comment About Springbok’s PuzzlesToRemember

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember



Below is a comment I received yesterday about Springbok’s PuzzlesToRemember. I think Laura has said it all:

I just purchased two that I plan to take to the Alzheimer’s nursing home unit where my husband spent the last two years of his life. I know he would have really enjoyed these puzzles, especially Chocolate Sweethearts, which will arrive just in time for Valentine’s Day!
I look forward to showing these puzzles to the wonderful aides who took such good care of my husband, as well as to the Activities Director there. Every memory care unit should have several of these. They are beautiful, engaging and comforting – all the things that provide pleasure and intellectual stimulation for people suffering from memory loss. You can be sure that I will be a repeat customer!

Laura from Dallas
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 PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com