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Bill Bridgwater - Alzheimer's Patient, AT&T Advanced Technologies Certification - MIT

Board of Directors National Alzheimer's Association & Consultant to the Food & Drug Administration

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Bill Bridgwater - Alzheimer's Patient, AT&T Advanced Technologies Certification - MIT
billbridgwater [at] me [dot] com
Phone: 512 658-6258
Spicewood, United States

Professional Information

Retired - Early Onset Advocate & Nationally Know Speaker On Alzheimer's Disease
Board of Directors National Alzheimer's Association & Consultant to the Food & Drug Administration

Education

Crockett High School
- Crockett Texas

East Central University
- Ada, Oklahoma (BA)

MIT
- Certification Advanced Compter
Technology

Bio

Bill Bridgwater is a retired executive. During his career, Bill was a controller, vice-president, chief operating officer and president with four multi-billion dollar global information technology corporations. AT&T, Marconi Communications and Juniper Networks are examples.

Following Bill's diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer's disease at age 48, he retired and spent the subsequent six years advocating on Alzheimer's disease.

During this time, Bill was the first Alzheimer's patient to serve on the Colorado Alzheimer's Board of Directors.

Subsequently, Bill served on the National Alzheimer's Board of Directors for three years. Again, a first for an Alzheimer's patient.

Bill and his wife of 35 years, Twyla, served as patient and caregiver advisors to the Food and Drug Administration for four years.

During this time, Bill and Twyla participated in the evaluation of Alzheimer's medications and the subsequent decision to move the medical trials to the next phase of discovery and / or into production and distribution to the public.

Bill also traveled the United States, speaking over 200 times to large and small groups of scientist, doctors, educators and general audiences in an effort to bring more awareness to Alzheimer's disease.

Bill is currently living outside of Austin, Texas. Bill continues his personal fight against the disease and has developed, with the oversight of Dr. Larry Sanders, Neuro-Psychiatrist, an extensive daily medical and physical regiment to slow the progression of his disease.

Bill is currently available to speak on a limited basis.

Bill makes it very clear, Alzheimer's is a disease he has; it is not who he is or how he views himself.

Bill's Grandmother, Father and Aunt previously died as a result of Alzheimer's disease. Currently, Bill's Mother is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.