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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.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Children in Mexico Read an Explanation of Alzheimer's Disease in Spanish!

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

How wonderful to be able to watch children in Mexico reading, in Spanish, and enjoying "Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator? An Explanation of Alzheimer's Disease for Children!"

This is just what I had hoped for!

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As of today, the book is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Polish, Norwegian, and Chinese. It is also being translated into Italian, Welsh, Hebrew, Tamil, and Sinhala.

I hope children everywhere can learn about dementia. I hope some of their fears will be put to rest, and they will gain some useful coping skills so they can continue to have loving relationships with their family members who have this disease.
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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.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

New Images for the Springbok PuzzlesToRemember

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By Max Wallack

Puzzles to Remember
We now have two new images available in the Springbok PuzzlesToRemember. These are 36 very large sized piece puzzles with bright colors and memory provoking themes. These were developed specifically with the needs of dementia patients in mind.

These puzzles are calming and give dementia patients a sense of accomplishment.  You can see all the images available here.

The two new images are:
The Sewing Box

Birds of a Feather








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