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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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2 New Puzzles For Those with Alzheimer's

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By Max Wallack  
Puzzles to Remember
The Springbok PuzzlesToRemember are puzzles made specifically to meet the needs of Alzheimer's patients. These puzzles have 36 extra large sized pieces, with bright colors and memory provoking themes. Here are the 2 new images:


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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Sunday, January 4, 2015

39,000 Puzzles Donated to Nursing Facilities

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember
 
With a recent donation of 150 puzzles from Ceaco Puzzles, PuzzlesToRemember has now donated over 39,000 puzzles to nursing facilities.

The Ceaco puzzles range from 350 pieces to 1000 pieces, and they will be donated to assisted living facilities.
















Springbok PuzzlesToRemember, 36 large sized piece puzzles, are donated to facilities caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.




PuzzlesToRemember attempts to match up the level of difficulty of the puzzles to the various facilities and the patient population it serves.

With puzzles having been donated to over 2700 facilities, PuzzlesToRemember has provided puzzles for over 80,000 seniors in nursing facilities.

If you know of a facility that could benefit from receiving puzzles, please let us know at PuzzlesToRemember@gmail.com




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.

Read More....

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Alzheimers Patients Enjoy Reading with Young Family Members

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By Max Wallack  
Puzzles to Remember

I think this photo says more than any words could say:


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