Wallack appears to be every parent’s dream (let’s hope he has a few irritating qualities. . .) Half of the proceeds from the book go to support Alzheimer’s research and care of patients. While a student at Boston University, he works in the school’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center as well as BU’s Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry in Aging.
He’s written academic papers and travels to scientific conferences. He was presenting something serious in California when I got in touch for an AARP story I wrote about him. Last week, I see he was featured on CNN.
Not perfect son enough? I haven’t mentioned Puzzles to Remember, a non-profit he founded a few years back that donates fewer-than-the-usual-50-or-100-piece puzzles to nursing homes and day care centers.
Check out these other eight excellent books on Alzheimer’s and dementia:
- What’s Wrong With Grandma? A Family’s Experience With Alzheimer’s by Margaret Shawver
- Pop by Gordon Korman
- Still My Grandma by Veronique Van Den Abeel
- Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
- Singing with Momma Lou by Linda Jacobs Altman
- What’s Happening to Grandpa? by Maria Shriver
- Remember Me? Alzheimer’s Through the Eyes of a Child by Sue Glass
- The Memory Box by Mary Bahr
Photo courtesy of puzzlestoremember.org.