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May 2015

B. Smith And Husband Raise Awareness Around Minorities’ Battle With Alzheimer’s, UCSF Brain Health RegistryHuffington Post Blackvoices

Last year, former model, designer and restaurateur B. Smith (nee Barbara Smith) revealed her longstanding battle with Alzheimer’s disease during an emotional interview with CBS News.

For Smith, who was the first African-American model to cover Mademoiselle magazine in July 1976, going public with the revelation has inspired her and her caregiver-husband, Dan Gasby to team up with the Brain Health Registry in an effort to urge minorities to enroll in clinical trials for cognitive disease.

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