-Sacramento’s culinary superstar lived well with Alzheimer’s-
SACRAMENTO, CA, August 29, 2019
– The Alzheimer's Association was saddened to learn of the passing of Biba Caggiano, the woman who is credited with sparking the culinary reinvention of Sacramento. She wrote cookbooks, hosted television cooking segments, and established one of the most well-loved restaurants in Sacramento, Biba.
Ms. Caggiano was living with Alzheimer’s disease in the later years of her life, and was often seen at her namesake restaurant even as her cognitive health declined.
“Biba epitomized the idea of living your best life in the face of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis,” said David Pisani, Regional Director for the Alzheimer's Association in Sacramento. “We honor her spirit, and her ability to proudly engage with her beloved community throughout her storied life.”
The Alzheimer's Association offers sincere condolences to the Caggiano family. In Biba’s memory and on behalf of the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, we continue to aggressively pursue greater awareness, support for families and research that will slow, stop and, ultimately, cure Alzheimer's disease.
670,000 Californians are living with Alzheimer’s disease, more than 23,000 of them in Sacramento County.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.™ For more information, visit www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.