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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.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Puzzles Supplied to Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember 
The residents at Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion, in Chicago, are enjoying puzzles provided by PuzzlesToRemember.  The staff at Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion made the effort to reach out on behalf of their residents.

PuzzlesToRemember sent varied puzzles, ranging from 750 piece puzzles to the specialized Springbok PuzzlesToRemember, made specifically to meet the needs of Alzheimer's patients.

According to their occupational therapist, the puzzles are a big hit with the residents, who come down, pick up a puzzle, complete it, and then return it and choose another puzzle.

I am very glad we were able to provide these puzzles!

Below is a photo of the staff at Woodbridge Nursing Pavillion.  I think their costumes are appropriate.  Helping others often has a "domino effect"!





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