Lou-Ellen Barkan's Statement on Pat Summitt


Former Tennessee basketball coach Pat Summitt has lost her five year battle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Pat’s brave public battle with Alzheimer’s disease has made an immeasurable impact on the entire Alzheimer’s and dementia community.

Her willingness to expand our dialogue about Alzheimer’s has focused a spotlight on the disease and its impact on family. All of us at CaringKind express our deepest condolences to her family. We applaud her legacy as an Alzheimer’s advocate.