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, May 31, 2012

Springbok Puzzles Donates $500 to Honor the Passing of Dorothy DeMarco


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Springbok Puzzles has donated $500 toward providing Springbok’s PuzzlesToRemember to Alzheimer’s facilities.  These puzzles are beautiful, artistic images, provided in 36 large-sized pieces in order to meet the needs of Alzheimer’s patients. 

These funds will allow PuzzlesToRemember to supply puzzles to an additional 30 Alzheimer’s facilities.  I receive consistent feedback about how beneficial these puzzles are to the patients.  They are very calming and put a smile on the faces of these patients.
Research is showing that working on puzzles may significantly extend the time during which an Alzheimer’s patient is able to remain cognitively functional in society. 
Thank you, Springbok, for developing this line of puzzles.  Thank you, also, for honoring Dorothy DeMarco in this wonderful way.  We all miss her very much.

Below are some images of the puzzles for Alzheimer’s patients, created by Springbok.  They can be ordered here.

Max Wallack is a student at Boston University.  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