In March of 2016 at the age of 51 I was diagnosed with Younger Onset / Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease.  You can read my full story here.  Since my diagnosis I have been working with great fervor with the National Alzheimer’s Association as a member of the National Early-Stage Advisory Group and a Early Stage Ambassador with the Delaware Valley & Greater NJ Early Stage Advisory Councils.  The Alzheimer’s Association has a vision of “A world without Alzheimer’s®”  and a mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Here is some of the advocacy and awareness work I’ve been doing with the Alzheimer’s Association to help with the fight to #ENDALZ

The First Survivor

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Longest Day

Alzheimer’s Association Money Brain Ad

2017 Facts and Figures

Get all the fact and figures here.


Please contact your state and federal representatives to support the Palliative and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (S.693/H.R.1676) and the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (S. 2076/H.R. 4256).