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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 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.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Alzheimer's Stamp

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From Lynda Everman & Kathy Siggins: It’s been a while since we’ve provided you with an update on the #AlzheimersStamp. As of the end of February, 8.7M stamps have been sold, raising $1.1M for life saving NIH funded dementia research 10 cents at a time! https://about.usps.com/.../cor.../activities/semipostals.htm Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, and weddings (in addition to the increased isolation brought about by the pandemic) present us with many opportunities to send a card or note to loved ones. Please continue to show your support and encourage those in your network to do likewise by posting your cards with the Alzheimer’s stamp. While a number of post offices have them in stock, I’ve found it easy and convenient to order at the online postal store: https://store.usps.com/.../buy-stamps/alzheimers-S_564204 Our goal for the Alzheimer’s stamp is to sell in one year what we sold in two and raise another million dollars for the NIH by the end of this year, but we still have a long way to go to meet that goal. Using the Alzheimer’s stamp honors the memory of those whom we’ve lost and signals our support for those still facing the challenges of this most difficult disease. Anything you can do to encourage those in your network to purchase and use it will be deeply appreciated. Thank you. P.S. The image for this lovely Forget-Me-Not notecard was painted by the late Lester E. Potts, Jr. who learned to paint in the throes of dementia. Please visit https://www.lesterslegacy.com/about to learn more about Lester and his artwork.

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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