Jun 25, 2012

Max Wallack -- 16 Kids Who are Saving the World

I first learned about Max Wallack from a Google alert I received.

Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room


Max Wallack Age 16
Max Wallack, Age 16

At age 12, Max received a 2009 Huggable Heroes Award. Max donated his $2500 award to the Boston University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer's Disease Center. That caught my attention.

Subsequently, I wrote an article entitled, Who is Max Wallack?

I learned that Max also won a $10,000 award from the Intel Foundation for his invention called the Home Dome. This was one of many awards that Max won by the age of 12.

Max has added a long list of awards to his resume over the last 3 years including a Nestlé Very Best in Youth Award. He is also a Davidson Young Scholar.

At the end of 2009, I asked Max to write for the Alzheimer's Reading Room. He agreed. Among a long list of articles Max wrote: An Escape from Alzheimer's, Great Grams, and "I Remember Better When I Paint".

If you want to read more about Max, and more of his articles enter Max Wallack into the search box on the right hand side of this webpage.

Today Max is being featured in MSN Causes, 16 Kids Who are Saving the World.


Max Wallack
Max Wallack, 16

When his great-grandmother developed Alzheimer’s, 12-year-old Max did some research. Learning that puzzles can delay the progression of dementia, he launched Puzzles To Remember in 2008 and has since distributed more than 12,700 puzzles to 1,250 nursing homes and veterans’ hospitals, and speaks about the disease at schools and clubs. Max also devotes his spare time to writing for alzheimersreadingroom.com, researching Alzheimer’s as an intern at Boston University Medical School’s Pharmacology Lab, and volunteering at a VA hospital. “These are my heroes,” says Max, “men and women who sacrificed for our country. It makes me sad they can’t remember their great deeds. I want to provide them with as much relief as I can.”

To donate to Puzzles to Remember go here.

Congratulations Max.

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room