Prominent Professor Shares Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

July 12, 2016

Charles J. Ogletree Jr., a prominent law professor at Harvard University and civil rights activist, is going public with the diagnosis that he has Alzheimer’s disease, The Boston Globe reported. He has not noticed any symptoms, and the disease was diagnosed during a routine physical. He said he isn't planning to slow down, but instead to spread awareness of the disease, especially among people from minority groups, who are more likely than others to develop Alzheimer’s. “I want to be a spokesperson,” Ogletree told the Globe. “I want to tell people don’t be afraid of it.”

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