In his main career, Bradley Sudol must be happy because he’s been so successful as a certified master electrician in his hometown of Philadelphia. There, he is a certified specialist in low-voltage wiring whose clients know he does great work, in part because he has so much experience on which to rely, as well as his training on the job. They know he performs his work safely, because he has been certified as a safe electrician by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Of course, they have also watched him work that way. Brad Sudol also is certified by NCCER as both a carpenter and an electrician, if you need more proof of his competence. He’s also certified to work on fire alarms.

Of course, Brad Sudol has other interests beyond his work. Whenever he’s not being one of the finest electricians in Philadelphia and thereabouts, Brad works hard as an advocate for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, affecting up to 80 percent of all dementia sufferers. While Alzheimer’s is primarily associated with the elderly, and they are, by far, the most common age group who suffer from it, one-in-20 Alzheimer’s sufferers are afflicted with the “early-onset” version of the disease, which can affect people who are only in their 40s or 50s.

Alzheimer’s seriously affects memory, thinking and behavior and the effects are felt by more than just the sufferer; the family also is impacted. The memory loss is often severe enough to lead to impact the sufferer’s daily life, to the point that it often requires daily nursing care to maintain their lifestyle.