I need a heart so pure that if it's stripped bare by dementia, it will survive.

Alanna Shaikh

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“How I’m Preparing to Get Alzheimer’s.” TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "How I'm Preparing to Get Alzheimer's." TEDGlobal 2012. Jun. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote, by global development expert Alanna Shaikh, means that she needs to become a better person so that if she loses her memory to Alzheimer's disease, her loving nature will survive. The quote is from Shaikh's 2012 TED Talk about how she is preparing for Alzheimer's disease because the disease runs in her family. In the Talk, Shaikh gives her father as an example of someone who is so kind and loving that he is still very nice to people even though he suffers from Alzheimer's. Watch the full TED Talk here: Alanna Shaikh - How I'm Preparing to Get Alzheimer's