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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Thank You to the Daughters of the American Revolution!


By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

Yesterday I received a National Founders Award, the Mary Desha Medal for Youth, from the Daughters of the American Revolution for "Exemplary Service to Community, State, or Nation."

I want to thank the Daughters of the American Revolution for bestowing this great honor upon me.  Even more than that, I want to thank the Daughters of the American Revolution for being there for me over the past 5 or 6 years.    

I first was first contacted, at about age 14, to receive a local community service award for my work on behalf of Alzheimer’s patients.  When I left that meeting, several members came over to me and told me that I am part of their family now and they will always be there to help me, and they have remained true to their words.  The Daughters of the American Revolution have collected and supplied puzzles to my organization, PuzzlesToRemember, on several occasions.  They have remained in contact, always offering their friendship and support.

I know am very fortunate to have the support of such wonderful people.

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


Hailey said...

Such an amazing honor! Way to go, Max!

Ann Napoletan said...

Congratulations Max!!

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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