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.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Nestlé UK and Ireland Donate Over 350,000 Pounds to Their Alzheimer's Society


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Nestlé UK and Ireland donated over 350,000 pounds to their Alzheimer's Society. Nestlé chose the Alzheimer's Society as their "Charity of the Year, 2011".

For the past 12 months, Nestlé UK and Ireland's employees have conducted many fundraisers. These have included bicycle challenges, marathons, quiz nights, football tournaments, raffles, and treasure hunts. Some even participated in a sky dive!

Paul Grimwood, CEO and Chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland, said:

"I am proud that Nestlé employees have smashed our target. The money will help fund the Alzheimer's Society's National Dementia Hotline and valuable research into finding the cause and a cure for dementia which affects over 750,000 people in the UK."

You can read more here.

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:

Direct Accident said...

It has always been Nestle really, but because the English couldn't pronounce it it was called Nestles in England to sound more English.

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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