President of Publix Super Markets Charities Carol Jenkins Barnett Diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer's
Carol Jenkins Barnett Chairman and President of Publix Super Markets Charities, has been diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Due to her recent diagnosis, Mrs. Barnett has voluntarily decided to step down from the Board of Publix Super Markets, effective immediately, to focus on her health and spend quality time with her family. She will continue serving the community and helping others through her responsibilities on the Board of Publix Super Markets Charities.
The MINDSET study is evaluating an investigational treatment for Alzheimer’s disease (known as RVT-101) that is taken together with the medication donepezil (Aricept).
“Our Publix family is saddened by the news of Carol’s diagnosis with younger onset Alzheimer’s,” said Chairman of the Board Ed Crenshaw. “We thank Carol for her more than 33 years of dedicated service to our board and her numerous contributions to Publix and our communities. We fully support Carol’s decision to focus on her health and well-being and offer her and the family our prayers and support.”
“In sharing our journey, we hope to provide greater awareness and education of Alzheimer’s disease that affects more than 5.4 million Americans,” said Carol Jenkins Barnett. “We remain strong and hopeful that a cure will be on the horizon. We are grateful for the many thoughts and prayers. We know you will understand our request for privacy as there is much for our family to process and to learn about the challenges before us.”
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