Michael Ellenbogen

Michael Ellenbogen was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 at the age of 49. Prior to his diagnosis, he was a network operations manager for a fortune 500 financial institution. Since his diagnosis, he’s participated in many speaking engagements and media interviews about Alzheimer’s disease, he’s worked to increase funding for research to find effective treatments, and he’s founded the Michael Ellenbogen Movement, http://www.michaelellenbogenmovement.com/. He’s been a regular participant providing public comment at the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services quarterly meetings. He was featured in the Alzheimer’s Disease International’s 2012 World Alzheimer’s Report addressing stigma of the disease. He’s interested in motivating those with Alzheimer’s to raise their voice and reduce the stigma surrounding the disease. He believes that his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease is not the end for him, because he has so much more to give to the world.