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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, August 14, 2013

Interview on Lori La Bey's Blog Talk Radio Show

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

This morning I had the wonderful experience of being on Lori La Bey's Blog Talk Radio Show. Lori is obviously a very gifted interviewer and very apt at putting her guests immediately at ease.

I shared this experience with my coauthor, Carolyn Given, and also with Emma Richman, a New York City teacher who has dealt with Alzheimer's disease in her family members. We also had a surprise and welcome call-in from Bob DeMarco, founder of the AlzheimersReadingRoom.com.

Through a lively and interactive conversation, we were able to discuss many aspects of our book "Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator? An Explanation of Alzheimer's Disease for Children." We even discussed the possibility of a sequel for a slightly older audience.

I also had a chance to talk about my research in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory, as well as my work with PuzzlesToRemember. It was a great experience. You can listen to the show below:
 


Max Wallack is a student at Boston University and a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine.  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