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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 is now a medical school student.

Since 2011, Puzzles To Remember’s Assistant Director, Hailey Richman, age 8, has been distributing puzzles to nursing facilities in the New York area. Hailey spends time doing the puzzles with nursing home residents. She always brightens their days.

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, January 11, 2012

Ceaco Donates 113 Puzzles for Alzheimer’s Patients

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Today Ceaco, a puzzles manufacturer who has supported PuzzlesToRemember since 2009, donated 113 new puzzles.


These puzzles vary greatly in their level of difficulty, so they will each be sent to a nursing facility unit matched for the ability of the residents. Senior citizens seem to especially enjoy animal puzzles.

More simple puzzles, like this American scene by Jane Wooster Scott, will be sent to facilities that have patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment. These puzzles have fewer pieces that are oversized and easier-to-grasp. Research shows that working on puzzles can help delay the point at which an early Alzheimer’s patient becomes no longer able to function in society.

Thank you, Ceaco, for continuing to help so many people, and a special thanks to Laura for accumulating these puzzles, keeping them for PuzzlesToRemember, and helping load them into my car today.

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