About Our Guest

Susan Bell Friedman received a B.A. from Purdue University majoring in Political Science and minoring in Public Relations, Business, and Sociology. She also earned an M.S. from Indiana State University in Agency Counseling. Ms. Friedman served as Executive Director for the Texas Association of Partners in Education where she opened the first office for this statewide association focused on bringing parents, educators, and business leaders together on behalf of improved kindergarten through twelfth grade education. She has also served as Director/Regional Business Assistance for the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development from 1999 to 2007. Sue Friedman became President & CEO of the Alzheimers Association of Central and Western Virginia in 2007 where, among her many duties, she is spokesperson for the cause overseeing development and educational programming, help line, public awareness, community and donor relations, and management concerns. Among her awards, she garnered the Influential Women of Virginia 2011 Award from Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Leaders Leader Annual Award in 2009 from the Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association. She was also Elected Member, National Planning Team for Leadership Meetings, the Alzheimers Association in 2009 on which she now serves.

Program Transcript

Jan Paynter: Hello. Im Jan Paynter. I want to welcome you once again to our program Politics Matters. We are privileged to welcome as our guest today Sue Friedman, President and CEO of the Alzheimers Association of Central and Western Virginia to discuss advances in treatment strategies and recent research developments. Welcome again, Ms. Friedman.

Sue Friedman: Thank you so much, Jan.

Jan Paynter: Sue, are there specific symptoms of Alzheimers that are readily distinguishable from normal aspects of aging?

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