Judy Culbertson gets lost sometimes. She might be on her way home from the grocery store or some other place she’s been dozens of times, when she suddenly finds herself on a street she doesn’t recognize.
“Then I call somebody and they tell me which way to go,” says Culbertson, 74. “It’s scary.”
Incidents like these pushed Culbertson to attend a “Meet the Memory Doctor” town hall in Columbus, GA, last month. Culbertson, who lives just across the border in Phenix City, AL, was among 184 older adults who crowded into a packed conference room to hear neurologist Jonathan Liss, MD, speak. His pitch: “Make Columbus, GA, the focal point of the world’s effort to cure Alzheimer’s disease.”