Phenomenal Women

Published on June 6th, 2014 | by Kailei Carr


B. Smith Bravely Reveals She Has Alzheimer’s Disease

B. Smith’s vibrant personality, talent and ambition have helped her build a remarkable life and career for herself: former model, performer, media mogul, restaurant entrepreneur, designer, author and more (and if you don’t know much about B. Smith, check out this NY Times article to learn about this renaissance woman). I personally have been to two of her restaurants over the years and have admired her ability to turn her talents and interests into a multifaceted, successful business. Just recently, Barbara (the name behind the “B”), who is now 64, revealed that she has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease. In this touching video she reveals to CBS News some of the tough challenges she’s been dealing with as well as the symptoms she encountered that led her to the diagnosis. After watching it I realized I now have more to admire her for: her courage.


About the Author

Kailei is the co-founder of The Vyne. She is an expert shopper, digital marketer and has conducted extensive research on African American women.

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