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B. Smith on Living with Alzheimer’s: ‘I Am Fighting Right Now’, UCSF Brain Health RegistryMarch 2015


Last summer, when the inspiring model, designer and restaurateur B. Smith revealed her battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, she expressed her determination not to let it bring her down. Now, nearly a year later, she is proving that determination goes a long way.

“I had tears in my eyes, but at that same time, I said, ‘I’m not gonna give to it. I’m gonna fight. I am going to fight,’ ” Barbara Smith, who is best known as B., told Al Roker while discussing her diagnosis on Friday’s Today show.

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