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, April 5, 2017

Books Provided to Edison Home Health, an Organization Working with Dementia Patients and Their Caregivers in New York State


By Max Wallack  
Puzzles to Remember

Puzzles To Remember Has Donated Copies of a Book Written to Explain Alzheimer’s Disease to Children to Edison Home Health Care.

The book, “Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in the Refrigerator, An Explanation of Alzheimer’s Disease for Children” was written by Max Wallack and Carolyn Given.

Edison Home Health Care is a fully insured, full-service, home care services agency, licensed with the New York City Department of Health. Edison is Joint Commission-accredited —widely recognized as the highest standard in healthcare accreditation. Edison is committed to providing quality care to the elderly and disabled all across New York State — from New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany.

With over 40% of its patients living with some form of Dementia, Edison Home Health Care proudly instructs its caregivers with special Alzheimer’s training with Teepa Snow’s positive approach to Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Edison stands side by side in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Below are the links to 3 services provided by Edison Home Health:

Home Health Care - https://edisonhhc.com/
Free Medicaid Enrolment - http://www.hpsny.org/
Consumer Directed Personal Assistant Program (CDPAP) - http://cdpapny.org/

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