Champion basketball coach resigns her position ad dementia disease gains ground

Dementia is predicted to become one of the diseases that would plague the baby boomers and steps are being taken to get a handle of this disease and find a cure by the targeted date of 2025, hopeful sooner to give Pat Summit a chance at enjoying her senior years with her memory in check.

This story is one of grace and strength and I was inspired reading it and at the same time feel a sense of urgency that more should be done to raise awareness and to conquer this  disease that threaten the lives of many otherwise healthy individuals.

Her only child, and son, has taken up her baton as has accepted a position as coach Tyler Summit has accepted an appointment as Women’s basketball coach in Milwaukee.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-04-26/Pat-Summit-Alzheimers/54665788/1

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