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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 Associate Director, Hailey Richman, now age 10, has been helping distribute puzzles to nursing facilities around the globe. Hailey also 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.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

25,000 Puzzles Have Been Provided to Alzheimer's Patients by PuzzlesToRemember

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

 September 1 marks the beginning of Alzheimer's month.

 In honor of this date, I have packed 8 large boxes of puzzles to be shipped to nursing facilities this week. I have also found homes for puzzles in an additional 14 facilities in the past week. Two of these were in Australia!

As of today, PuzzlesToRemember has distributed over 25,000 puzzles, at no cost, to nursing facilities. In addition, many, many Springbok PuzzlesToRemember, puzzles that I helped develop, have been sold to caregivers for use at home with their family members.

This November, at least one new Springbok PuzzleToRemember will be available. For some time, people have been asking for a puzzle more suitable for males. In November, we will be making available an Alzheimer's puzzle of sailboats. Other new puzzles may be produced, also.
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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. Max is also an author of "Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator? An Explanation of Alzheimer's Disease For Children."
   


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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