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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.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Wonderful Reception for the Springbok PuzzlesToRemember

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

In response to the donation of Springbok PuzzlesToRemember to 60 nursing facilities in Georgia, we have received many, many letters of appreciation, describing how important these puzzles have become to their residents.

Recently, we received a note that epitomizes the reason why it is so important to have these puzzles available for those with Alzheimer's disease.  

"Thank you, thank you, thank you for our free puzzles! The residents on our Dementia Unit are loving them! We have several residents who used to enjoy puzzles, but have lost interest in recent years because their patience has dwindled, their attention span has shortened, and their coordination has decreased. These puzzles have rekindled their desire to work puzzles, and it’s truly encouraging and exciting to see! So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you’ve done for our residents. They are truly engaging, and we are truly grateful!"
 

                                

                                     

Thank you, Springbok, for your willingness to create these very helpful 
puzzles!

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 PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com