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.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Donate Your Jigsaw Puzzles For Alzheimer's Patients


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Lately, I have been hearing from many people who say they have stacks of jigsaw puzzles that they are no longer using. These puzzles could be helping many people with Early Cognitive Impairment and those with Alzheimer’s disease.

What I have been doing is finding facilities in each person’s area where they can bring their jigsaw puzzles. I also send each person a donation letter which lists how many puzzles they are donating, and they are able to take the value of these puzzles as a tax donation.

Everyone wins!

If you have jigsaw puzzles to donate, please email me at PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com.

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.


Lucia Hayes said...

What a wonderful idea, I have lots of puzzles at home and would gladly give them to such a great cause.

emmi331 said...

Thank you so much! I have been wondering where all my puzzles might do the most good; I will be contacting you for the information.

Anonymous said...

I am not that old, nor do I have Alzheimer's but I have enjoyed putting puzzles together since I was a kid. For me it is a form of meditation as I love to put them together in total silence. I have over 50 puzzles in my basement that I have been stacking up to sell at a yard sale. Now that I know I can donate them to a place where other people will enjoy them as much as I did, I can't wait to donate them. Thank you Max for caring, what an amazing person you must be.

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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