Heroes & Pioneers
The Women Helping to Mobilize an “Alzheimer’s Army” in Rhode Island
With a powerful range of skills and an inspiring amount of passion, these women are engaging others in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
What This Past President of Alzheimer’s Association RI Wants You to Know
Susan Saccoccia-Olson knows a lot about Alzheimer’s; she’s lost both of her parents to the
devastating disease. Now, she’s fighting back.
How This College Student Became an Unlikely Warrior Against Alzheimer’s
Brown University student Jackie Ho lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s. Now she’s trying to change the future of the disease for others.
Stephen Salloway, MD, Global Leader in Alzheimer’s Research, Inducted Into Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame
Dr. Salloway and his team at the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital are global leaders in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Administrators of Hope: Two Women Coordinating an Attack on Alzheimer’s
How and why they’re working to help hope happen at the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, a world leader in Alzheimer’s research.
Retired Doctor, Health Policy Expert Working to End Alzheimer’s in RI
There are 23,000 Rhode Islanders suffering from Alzheimer’s. Dr. Karen Bell is giving her time, talents and even more to help change that.
The Great Challenges and Rewards of Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients: Nurse Practitioner Brittany Dawson
Despite the heartbreak involved with caring for Alzheimer’s patients, this nurse has also found great rewards, valuable insights – and hope.
On A Quest to End to Alzheimer’s: Dr. Stephen Salloway in East Side Living Magazine
Dr. Stephen Salloway, director of the Memory and Aging Program at Butler Hospital, shares what drives his 25+ year quest to end Alzheimer’s in East Side Living magazine.
Weathering the Journey After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
Carole Rowe, a nurse by profession as well as a caregiver to her husband, shares her thoughts and advice on weathering the journey that comes after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
World’s First A4 Alzheimer’s Prevention Study Participant Celebrates Completion of Study
The world’s first participant in an Alzheimer’s prevention study finished his 4 1/2-year clinical trial last month. Here’s what he has to say about the experience.