Charlie Collier is a former senior philanthropic advisor for Harvard University and author of the groundbreaking book Wealth in Families. In 2008, at age 60 he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Since then, Charlie has devoted himself to speaking out about his condition, and encouraging others to do the same. "I am trying to get people to talk and ask me hard questions," he says.
Research uncovering 12 new gene variations connected to the cause of the early-onset familial form of Alzheimer’s disease (EO-FAD), which generally strikes before the age of 65, is being published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
When high school junior Mike Napoli learned his friend’s mother had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at age 50, he wanted to do something to help. “Since my friend Riley’s mom, Marcia Stanford, is an avid runner and fitness instructor, I felt that a running event would be the best way to support her and her family,” says Napoli.
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