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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 Associate Director, Hailey Richman, now age 10, has been helping distribute puzzles to nursing facilities around the globe. Hailey also 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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Alzheimer’s Puzzles Receive More Great Reviews

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

I received this email today:

“I just wanted to let you know I received the two 12 piece puzzles on Saturday morning and took them over to the facility where my husband lived. I showed the puzzles to my favorite aide, Beverly, as well as to the Saturday activities person. We got a couple of the patients engaged in doing them, and they were really a hit! One of the higher functioning patients probably could have done the 36 piece one, but he absolutely loved the two 12 piece ones. I will soon be ordering more, as I didn’t have the heart not to leave both the puzzles with them.

Carole and I are having lunch on Wednesday to brainstorm on how we can get the word out in the community on these wonderful puzzles. I have been dealing with this disease now for more than eight years, and this is the neatest thing I’ve seen yet to help and engage these patients.”

Laura
To see these puzzles click here.

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