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Alanna Shaikh:
How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's

TEDGlobal 2012 · 6:26 · Filmed Jun 2012

When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer's, most of us respond with denial ("It won't happen to me") or extreme efforts at prevention. But global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh sees it differently. She's taking three concrete steps to prepare for the moment — should it arrive — when she herself gets Alzheimer's disease.

Global health and development specialist
Global development expert Alanna Shaikh takes on the toughest of health issues—from the ones affecting the globe at large to the ones hurting her own family. Full bio