Aug 28, 2013

Great Grams Inspires Teen to Hunt for Alzheimer's Cure

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.

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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.

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