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, September 4, 2011

BestAlzheimersProducts Donates Puzzles to PuzzlesToRemember


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

I want to thank Holly at www.BestAlzheimersProducts.com for donating 24 nice puzzles to PuzzlesToRemember. Her company thought this group of puzzles was a bit too complicated for Alzheimer’s patients, so I agreed to find them a home where they can help elders with early mild cognitive impairment.

BestAlzheimersProducts was founded by caregivers to help other caregivers. Their reason was that

"One of the first things we learned when we started caring for Bernice was that she was less moody, more energetic, more communicative and happier when we kept her active."

BestAlzheimersProducts provide “cognitive and sensory stimulation and . . . inspire conversation and socialization.” They also have a growing inventory of Aids for Daily Living and safety products.

I, personally, am very proud that BestAlzheimersProducts has chosen to carry the Springbok’s PuzzlesToRemember. They can be seen here. I receive constant feedback about the value of these 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.

1 Comment:

Christy said...

Thank you for the note Max! You're doing a great thing and we are happy to have been able to give a little back! Best of luck with all that you do.


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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