“I am using my brain to wipe out Alzheimer’s by responding to initiatives like Maria Shriver’s campaign to wipe out Alzheimer’s, and other initiatives like it, that help to keep this very important issue on the forefront of research, policy and advocacy. Since this is a disease that affects the entire family, it is important for generations to battle it together. My children have had 2 grandparents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, so I want them to be educated about the disease, to respect those who suffer from it, to support those who are fighting it and to guard themselves against it with healthy lifestyles. A recent article in the Washington Post touted that speaking a second language keeps the brain nimble. Now my daughter and I are taking a French course together so we make sure we are using our brains and keeping them nimble!”