A native of Baltimore, Maryland, and a graduate of Hampton University, Brandon Burke saw the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, specifically the havoc it wreaks on the diagnosed and the interruption of life it causes for caregivers, as an adolescent through the diagnosis of his grandmother. But he never dreamed how that would shape his adult life.
In 2015, Brandon was faced with the realities of Alzheimer’s disease front and center when his father was diagnosed. He immediately understood that this diagnosis would change the trajectory of his life forever.
Through his dad’s diagnosis, Brandon found his passion and inspiration to help others who are in similar situations by sharing his experiences. “I believe that sharing our stories is our superpower. We realize just how connected we all are when we have the courage to open ourselves up to others. You never know how your story can impact the life of someone else until you share. It just might save them,” says Brandon.