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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Update for PuzzlesToRemember


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

April has brought many good things to PuzzlesToRemember. I have received numerous emails attesting to the great pleasure Alzheimer’s patients are receiving from donated puzzles.

Springbok’s PuzzlesToRemember are doing well, and I understand they will soon be available in some Hallmark stores.

Ceaco Puzzles has again made a generous donation of puzzles which will be very beneficial to those with Mild Cognitive Impairment by keeping minds busy and delaying the possible onset of Alzheimer’s.

The Daughters of the American Revolution continue to contribute puzzles to collection boxes in Massachusetts. Also, PuzzlesToRemember has been named the Northeast Division winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award.

American Express has approved PuzzlesToRemember for their employee giving program. Several employees are now donating monthly, and American Express matches their donations. This really helps with shipping costs!

Lastly, I am proud to say that I have been offered an honorary student membership in the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. I consider this a huge honor!

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