Max Wallack – A 16-Year-Old Takes on Alzheimer’s disease & Dementia

This is a great article from the Boston University (BU) Today.

Max Wallack is not your ordinary teen.  He is on a personal mission to end Alzheimer’s disease.  This is a fascinating story of an extraordinary person.  I hope you take the time to read the full story.

During last month’s spring break, when many students were sunning themselves on beaches or catching up on sleep, Max Wallack traveled to Los Angeles to deliver a poster presentation at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry’s annual conference. His subject was the role that ACE inhibitors—a class of drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease—could play in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Heady stuff, especially when you consider that BU sophomore Wallack is just 16.  READ MORE


Photo by Vernon Doucette

Wallack with his mentor, Wendy Qiu, who heads the Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry in Aging at BU’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

max wallack with grandma

Photo courtesy of Max Wallack

Max Wallack (CAS’15) with his great-grandmother, Gertrude Finkelstein, who died of Alzheimer’s disease when he was 10.

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