World Alzheimer’s Day: Spotlight on Sofia, WBP Ambassador
For World Alzheimer’s Day 2019, the global theme is stigma.
To us, a first step is to talk about Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), as scary as it might be.
However, we do not feel that today is a day for us to us our words.
Rather, it is a day to give voice to the Alzheimer’s patients.
They are almost 50 million people worldwide.
So, today we pass the mic to one patient in particular: our cause ambassador, Sofia Petersson, who has been diagnosed with familial AD at age 41.
The story of her life-long battle with the disease, which first attacked her grandmother and then her father, then her difficult journey to get a diagnosis, and finally her hopes for a clinical trial, are more powerful than any blog we could write, and deserve to be re-read today.
She shares her experience on Sofia’s Corner, a WBP blog.
Thanks Sofia, you are a super-hero!