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, March 29, 2011

100 More Alzheimer's Facilities Receive Springbok PuzzlesToRemember


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Today, Springbok PuzzlesToRemember were sent out to an additional 100 Alzheimer’s facilities. The feedback continues to be very positive. Here is an email I received today:

Just to let you know the Puzzles have arrived. They arrived today which is a day P does not go to Day Care so I got him to do one straightaway. He was so pleased with himself that he could do it and when he had finished it he even asked me if I wanted a cup of tea and got up and made me one.. That is the first time he has made a cup of tea for several weeks.

Our daughter arrived just after he had finished it and he couldn't wait to tell her he had done a jigsaw by himself.

I am so grateful to you for your help.

P is still sitting there saying 'I did that puzzle'. We are going out for a drive soon so I will get him to try another one this afternoon. The one he did is the New York one.
My Sincere thanks
Jocelyn from New Zealand

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