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Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness

Actor, advocate David Hyde Pierce explains the latest Alzheimer's research and great hope — for a cure

David Hyde Pierce's longest-running role to date hasn’t been the meek yet oh-so-lovable Niles Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier, but as an advocate for Alzheimer's disease awareness. In February, he celebrated his 13th year as an honorary member of the board of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Pierce originally joined the Alzheimer's cause for very personal reasons. He knows the disease all too well; it claimed his grandfather, and his father likely suffered from Alzheimer's as well. Now Hyde Pierce is passionate about finding a cure and works tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for research. Hyde Pierce feels scientists are very close to finding a cure.

In addition, he discusses his show business career and his married life, as well as how his marriage and experience with Alzheimer’s overlap in many interesting ways.

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