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.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Puzzle Time Program


by Hailey Richman
Associate Director PuzzlesToRemember
Founder KidCaregivers

Hi All,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I have been very busy traveling, and working on some projects.

I am very happy to share the launching of the PUZZLE TIME program with our partner organization PuzzlesToRemember ! We are currently working with 2 high schools in the NYC area. We are pairing up a high school student with a senior afflicted with Alzheimer's Disease for an hour of puzzle-solving. The high school students will receive community service credits (often a requirement for graduation). The benefits of puzzle-solving have been studied by many researchers.

This program will bring lots of stimulation and happiness for both of the parties.

I am looking forward to training the high school students. I am hoping this program will grow.

My dream is for every state to have a PUZZLE TIME program. Please reach out to me if you would like to have a PUZZLE TIME program in a specific facility or if you are aware of a high school that would be interested.

Our contact information: kidcaregivers@gmail.com Hope to hear from you soon!

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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