By: Karishma Muthukumar, Ashley Gong, and Yannawadee Emma Phungraksakiat
“We took him bowling on his 60th birthday, and he picked up a bowling ball and did not know what it was for.” - Chelsea Cox
Chelsea Cox, MPH, MSW, learned that her father was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s while in high school. As she witnessed the disease unfold, she not only grappled with the challenges of a caregiver but also became determined to change the outlook of Alzheimer’s. Dedicated to the cause, her experience continues to fuel her research and advocacy today. Chelsea serves as the Associate Director of Education at UCI MIND (www.mind.uci.edu), one of only 32 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers across the country funded by the National Institutes of Health. She shares the moving story of her father as a patient and her thoughts on Alzheimer’s care and research progress.
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