Greg O'Brien

"A Place Called Pluto," directed by Steve James

Greg O'Brien is a veteran Cape Cod journalist. He is the former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and an award-winning writer.

O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2010. Since then, he has faced the disease head-on with incredible strength. His newly published book, On Pluto, gives insight into his own personal struggle with Alzheimer's. O'Brien continues to appear on media outlets to advocate for the importance of Alzheimer's research.

Read "Death in Slow Motion", a speech given by O'Brien in May 2014.

Greg O'Brien talks about his experiences on KCRW's Strangers podcast. Listen here.