Tuesday, June 25, 2013

When Memories Fade

Patients, families raise money and awareness for Emory’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Emory patient Charlie Shaffer and his wife, Harriet, have responded to his diagnosis
of MCI as they handle most challenges: with candor, courage, and action.

Charlie Shaffer says he is simply living his life as he always has—with the exception that he knows he is now a spokesperson for MCI.

“People know, and they see that I am able to continue to do all of the challenging things that are out there. Just because I have MCI, don’t write me off,” he says. “It doesn’t stop your life.”

Read the entire article in Emory Magazine