Dale B. Schenk


Age: 59

scientist whose discoveries opened new paths into research on Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia that affects 5.4 million people in the U.S. and is the sixth-leading cause of death but there is no cure or means of prevention and current treatments cannot stop its progression, who made a major contribution in the 1990's by proposing and testing the idea that the body's immune system (which normally fights infection) might be enlisted to fight Alzheimer's through the use of vaccines and other immune-based treatments.

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Born: May 10, 1957

Died: September 30, 2016

Hillsborough, California