Great grams made a run for it and started telling hotel guests that my grandma was trying to kill her!
By +Bob DeMarco
+Alzheimer's Reading Room
|Great Grams and young Max|
I first learned about Max Wallack on December 23, 2009.
Who was this 13 year old who was named a 2009 Build-A-Bear Huggable Hero; and, donated his entire $2500 reward to the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center?
I did some research and then wrote - Who is Max Wallack?
I figured I would hear from Max in a day or two. He didn't disappoint me.
|Subscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading Room|
I asked Max to write about his "Great Grams" who lived with Alzheimer's. He did for the first time on January 6, 2010 here on the Alzheimer's Reading Room -- Traveling with Great Grams Who Had Alzheimer's -- Hawaii.
This was the first of many wonderful articles about Great Grams.
When we all went back to our rooms in the early evening, great grams made a run for it and started telling random hotel guests in the hallway that my grandma was trying to kill her!
I think Max was 10 years old at the time.
Today there is a wonderful article about Max on the CNN Health pages that I wanted to bring to your attention - Great Grams inspires teen to hunt for Alzheimer's cure.
Have you read Max's book for children? If not you should. Or, consider purchasing a copy for your local library or school guidance counseler.
You've come a long way baby.
- What is the Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- Test Your Memory for Alzheimer's (5 Best Memory Tests)
- What is Alzheimer's Disease?
- Is Alzheimer's World an Irrational Place?
- Communicating in Alzheimer's World
- 10 Symptoms of Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease
- The Seven Stages of Alzheimer's
Original content Alzheimer's Reading Room.