Paula Wolfert on Tackling Alzheimer’s Head-On

For the past 50 years, acclaimed cookbook author Paula Wolfert has made a living traveling the world and writing about food. She’s a former Food & Wine magazine columnist and a five-time James Beard Award winner, but in 2013, Paula left the culinary world completely in favor of a new pursuit: Alzheimer’s activism.

Earlier that year, Paula was diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, an early stage of Alzheimer’s. She now devotes her days to speaking out about the disease, urging people to get tested, and asserting her belief that “denial is not a viable option.”

In this episode of Paula’s video blog, Paula discusses becoming aware of her memory problems, meeting her diagnosis head-on, and refusing to let the disease take her down quietly.

Her positivity and resilience are truly inspiring. A must-watch!

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G. H. was raised in Minnesota, but currently calls Seattle her home. She's a blogger, editor, and journalist, and she's written everything from news reports to restaurant reviews. If she's not putting pen to paper, G. H. is probably experimenting in the kitchen, chilling out on her yoga mat, or running through a city park.