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, October 15, 2015

Springbok PuzzlesToRemember Have Recently Been Supplied to 60 Facilities in Georgia


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
I am so happy to be able to supply Springbok PuzzlesToRemember to 60 additional Alzheimer's facilities in Georgia.

I'd like to share some of the comments I received today:

"Thank you so much for our puzzles. Just last week we tried to put a standard 100 piece puzzle together.  We had a lot of frustration and residents that gave up.   Today we did your puzzles for the first time, and completed the entire puzzle. The residents were confident, proud, and were having fun!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful product."

"Just wanted to say thank you for your generosity of sharing your puzzles with us. At one time we were doing a lot of puzzling, then we had a resident turn over. Hopefully we will start doing puzzles again real soon. I love the size of the puzzle pieces. I can’t wait to work with the residents with the puzzles. Would love to purchase some for our residents. We love to put puzzles together and make pictures out of them. Thank you soooooo much. May you be blessed for your donation."

"Thank you so much for the wonderful puzzles!  The residents enjoy them very much.  We plan to invest in  more of these puzzles   because of the enjoyment they bring to our residents."  


Max Wallack graduated from Boston University and worked as a Research Intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine.  He is currently a student at Harvard Medical School.  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