Voices of Alzheimer’s Cofounder Rebecca Chopp
Rebecca Chopp had a lot left to accomplish. As chancellor at the University of Denver, retirement was the last thing on her mind. That is until a routine check up at her doctor’s office left her stunned. How could she have Alzheimer’s disease?
Today, Rebecca shares how she coped with the devastating news. Why she kept her diagnosis private for several months. How and why she went public; why she cofounded Voices of Alzheimer’s to help empower others. And how she managed to write her upcoming book, Still Me.
Most importantly, Rebecca Chopp shares how she held on to her identity and finds ways to live well with friends and family.
About Rebecca Chopp
Rebecca Chopp, PhD, is an Alzheimer’s activist and educator. Chopp co-founded Voices of Alzheimer’s and serves as a member of the Board of the National Alzheimer’s Association, and is a member of the board of the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is a frequent speaker and writer on timely diagnosis, research for a cure, access and affordability of drugs, and lifestyle interventions for those with Alzheimer’s. Chopp’s book, Still Me, will be published in 2024. Before Chopp’s diagnosis with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s in 2019, she was a widely published author, editor, and renowned academic in the fields of education, philosophy, religion, and feminism.Continue reading