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.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Many Puzzles Donated to Help Alzheimer’s Patients


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Just a few weeks ago, PuzzlesToRemember had its puzzle inventory depleted. The public has stepped up and there have been many contributions in the past two weeks.

The local library collection boxes and bank location have yielded over 100 puzzles. In addition, I have been contacted by people around the country who wanted to contribute their puzzles.

Kerry, from the Philadelphia area, had over 100 puzzles to donate. I gave her the addresses of facilities in her area that could use the puzzles.

Rori from Minnesota also wanted to donate, and I sent her my flier and the location of an Alzheimer’s facility close to her home.

Rosanna from Florida, who has donated previously, had four big cartons of puzzles ready to go. Since, Rosanna doesn’t drive, I am trying to arrange for someone to pick up her puzzles and bring them to an Alzheimer’s center.

Kori, from Northern Kentucky, needed addresses to bring her 50 puzzles.

Martin writes that he plans to set up a puzzle collection site in Houston TX and then bring the puzzles to facilities in his area.

Thank you everyone, and please continue contacting me about where to bring your puzzles!

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