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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 Associate Director, Hailey Richman, now age 10, has been helping distribute 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.

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.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Hailey, Our Associate Director, is New York's 2018 State Honoree in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

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The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. This program recognizes and thanks young people who’ve made a difference and, through their charitable works, inspired others to consider how they might contribute to their communities.

Congratulations to our Associate Director, Hailey Richman, whose work with Puzzles To Remember & Kid Caregivers has earned her a place as a 2018 State Honoree.

Click here to learn more about Hailey's work: https://spirit.prudential.com/honoree/2018/ny/hailey-richman




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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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Vermont Christmas Company Donates Puzzles for Nursing Homes

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We have received an assortment of wonderful puzzles, donated by the Vermont Christmas Company. Here is a photo of our Associate Director, Hailey Richman, unpacking and sorting the puzzles:


These puzzles will be brought to nursing facilities in New York City.  Hailey will be leading a group of Girl Scouts, who will be distributing the puzzles and spending time doing them with the residents.

We thank Vermont Christmas Company for their generous donation.

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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Monday, February 5, 2018

Hailey Richman, PTR's Associate Director, is New York State's Top Middle School Award Winner in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program

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By Max Wallack
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I am very proud of Hailey Richman, PuzzlesToRemember's Associate Director. Today, Hailey was informed that she is New York State's Middle School winner of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program for her strong dedication to community service. In addition to all the things Hailey does on behalf of PuzzlesToRemember, Hailey also maintains her own organization, www.KidCaregivers.com, where she gives advice to young caregivers dealing with dementia in their family members.



Here is a copy of the congratulatory letter Hailey received today.

Hailey was invited to attend a prestigious award ceremony in Washington, D.C., in the Spring.

Congratulations, Hailey!  Well done!

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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Sunday, January 14, 2018

45 Assisted Living Facilities Supplied with Puzzles This Week

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By Max Wallack
Puzzles to Remember

This week, big boxes of puzzles were sent to 45 different Assisted Living Facilities in Maine and Rhode Island.

We hope these puzzles will provide many hours of peaceful activity.

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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Request for Puzzles from New Zealand

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By Max Wallack
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Today PuzzlesToRemember received a request for puzzles from a dementia facility in New Zealand.  We will be sending them some of the Springbok PuzzlesToRemember.

I hope the residents enjoy the puzzles.  When we receive photos of the puzzles being enjoyed in New Zealand, we will post them.

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 Delivered to Castle Senior Living

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By Max Wallack
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Today Hailey and her friend delivered the puzzles donated by the Puzzle Warehouse, the "World's Largest Jigsaw Store," to Castle Senior living in Queens, New York.


Tomorrow, they will return to the facility and do the puzzles together with the residents there.  What a wonderful thing to do on this day of public service!


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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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Puzzles Warehouse Donates Puzzles for Those with Dementia

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By Max Wallack
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Hailey and I would like to thank the Puzzles Warehouse very much for the large box of puzzles that was delivered to us yesterday.

The puzzles are perfect for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Hailey will be bringing 4 or more friends to memory care facilities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. They will spend time solving the puzzles, and then give them to the facility to keep and reuse with their residents.




Your kindness and generosity will help to brighten the lives of people who are living daily with dementia.  Here is a photo of Hailey and her friend opening up the box with delight!


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