Most noteworthy is my course in Intensive Quantitative and Analytical Chemistry, a course which I greatly enjoy, but it takes 3+ hours of daily work. Many people had discouraged me from taking this course, knowing how rigorous its requirements would be. However, I persisted in wanting to take the most challenging chemistry course available. I’m not sorry I decided to take the course, but I am doing the work of five courses for just this one. On the other hand, the amount I have learned in just two short months is, frankly, unbelievable.
In addition to my college courses, I am required to write a thesis. I have been writing about my work at the Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory at Boston University Medical Center. I love all the time that I spend there. My current project involves studying blood serum and cerebrospinal fluid to discover a correlation between them in the amount and activity of the enzymes, IDE and ACE. Identifying a correlation could possibly lead to a blood test for Alzheimer’s Disease.
My work with PuzzlesToRemember is proceeding well. By now, I have distributed puzzles to over 930 facilities across North America. Many companies are trying to help, including American Express, Philips Corporation, and Nestle USA.
Springbok is developing new images for the specialized puzzles for Alzheimer’s patients. I know they will include a beautiful fall scene, a memory-provoking country mill scene, and a colorful underwater scene.
Springbok is also donating 50% of the November proceeds from the sale of their Alzheimer’s puzzles to PuzzlesToRemember to cover the cost of donating additional puzzles to Alzheimer’s facilities.
Note: For those of you that are new to ARR. You will notice that Max mentioned that he is taking "four college courses" which includes an advanced Chemistry course at Boston University. Max is still in high school.
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Max Wallack is a student at Boston University Academy. His great grandmother, Gertrude, suffered from Alzheimer's disease. Max is the founder of PUZZLES TO REMEMBER. PTR is a project that provides puzzles to nursing homes and veterans institutions that care for Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
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