TED Talk Video: How I’m Preparing to Get Alzheimer’s

Many children and grandchildren of those who have lived with Alzheimer's have uncertain feelings around their own future health. Watch this enlightening video by global health and development specialist Alanna Shaikh – whose father has Alzheimer's – on her approach to a future that may include Alzheimer's. Shaikh presented "How I'm Preparing to Get Alzheimer's" at TEDGlobal 2012. 

From the TED website: When faced with a parent suffereing 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.