Losing The Brightest and Best: What We Can Learn From The Passing Of Pat Summitt

Legendary women’s pioneer basketball coach Pat Summitt died at 64 of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, first diagnosed at age 59. No one is immune. She shows that the brightest, best, and most accomplished among us can still fall victim. The best we can do to avoid the disease, which has an unknown cause, is to adopt prevention strategies and healthy habits, known to be protective against Alzheimer’s.