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I Want to Help Make Life Better for Those Who Come After Me

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Linda Dale Moore, a native of North Carolina, decided that she wanted to become engaged and do everything she could to reduce her risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Even though she has not been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Linda knows that African-Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as Caucasians.

"I decided to take charge of my life, and by taking charge, I would help others along the way," Linda said. "Finding the Alzheimer’s research program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center was an answer to my prayers. I knew that I wanted to do something to make my life better, I just didn’t know where to start."

Alzheimer buttonSo far Linda has been involved in several studies at the Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Program at the Sticht Center that, among other things, evaluates the benefit of exercise and healthy eating in reducing risk for developing Alzheimer’s. Through her participation in the Alzheimer studies at Wake Forest, Linda reports "I’ve lost weight and I feel good, not just with the weight loss, but because I know that I’m helping others by being involved."

"I know that everyone’s time is precious and that we all stay really busy, but I would challenge everyone to take the time, to get involved and see what you will learn," Linda said. "You aren’t just making your own life better, but you are making life better for those who will be coming after us."

Last Updated: 02-04-2016
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