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January 20, 2016
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B. Smith shares her life story and a call to action against Alzheimer’s disease
Cookbook author, restaurateur and model B. Smith was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013, but the disease hasn’t driven her into the shadows. Her new book, "Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer’s," written with her husband Dan Gasby, is a memoir but also a call to action against the disease — particularly for African-Americans.

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Health care professionals are vital to the care of people with Alzheimer’s
Christine Dileone, MSN, RN, is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Her mother has Alzheimer’s disease; in a blog post, Dileone writes about how thankful she is for the tireless efforts of health care professionals who care for her.
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