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Puzzles To Remember

If you have puzzles that you would like to donate, please contact us at PuzzlesToRemember@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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April Update for PuzzlesToRemember

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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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Monday, April 11, 2011

Wonderful Feedback about PuzzlesToRemember

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Today, I received an email from The Asbury Methodist Village Wilson Health Care Center (WHCC), where Nelda Drinkwater was a patient up until her death last week. I’m very happy that PuzzlesToRemember was able to give her even a few minutes of pleasure near the end of her life. Mrs. Drinkwater’s beautiful smile attests to what a wonderful person she must have been. Her daughter sent this message about how her mom felt about the puzzle.


“Mama greatly enjoyed working the box of chocolates puzzle, not only because of its heartwarming history but also because of its appealing subject matter, the high quality of the picture, and the large size of the puzzle pieces, which were easy to see and handle. It was just challenging enough to be stimulating as well as satisfying, and she hopes that other WHCC residents will enjoy piecing it together as much as she did.”
Sincerely, Nelda and Kathy (Nelda’s daughter)

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 PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com