UAB’s Roberson joins celebrity chef B. Smith for a discussion on Alzheimer’s disease at local book signing

Celebrity chef B. Smith, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, will be joined by UAB Alzheimer’s expert Erik Roberson, for a discussion of the disease at a signing for Smith’s new book.

before i forgetB. Smith — restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef and nationally known lifestyle maven — and her husband, Dan Gasby, will visit the Barnes & Noble store at The Summit in Birmingham for a special event to discuss and sign copies of their book, “Before I Forget,” written with Vanity Fair contributing editor Michael Shnayerson.

Smith has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and “Before I Forget” describes her and Gasby’s journey with the disease and offers practical advice about dealing with Alzheimer’s day-to-day challenges, the family realities and tensions, ways of coping, and lessons learned along the way. 

Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D., Virginia B. Spencer Professor of Neuroscience and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, will participate in the discussion to share research on the disease and answer questions from the audience.

The event is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Barnes & Noble at The Summit, 201 Summit Blvd., Suite 100.

  • February 23