In 2008, at the age of 62, I was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease (also known as early-onset Alzheimer’s). Not long after, I retired after serving 23 years as the President/CEO of the Private Industry Council (PIC) of San Luis Obispo County. While I thought I was functioning well, there were ample signs a few years before, indicating not all was necessarily right with my health. Part of me recognized this, while another part of […]
Lee Ferrero was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 at the age of 62. In 2009, Lee retired after 22 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Private Industry Council (PIC) of San Luis Obispo County, Inc. As a member of the national Alzheimer's Association 2011 Early-Stage Advisory Group, Lee is eager to put a face to Alzheimer’s and alert individuals, communities, the media and local organizations about the critical need to act on this disease and help find a cure. Lee lives in Los Osos, California, with his wife, Valerie. Lee and Valerie have two children, Jennifer and Eric. They take great delight in spoiling their grandson, John Ferrero Stout.