BILLINGS – Ned “Nardo” Cabrera of Billings was diagnosed with frontal temporal dementia in August 2016 at the age of 53. The disease will eventually take his ability to walk, communicate and remember.

The former Carroll College athletic trainer is one of 20,000 people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia in the state of Montana alone.

MTN Sports’ Brandon Sullivan shares his story and his journey to continue to live his life despite a difficult diagnosis.

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He’ll be at this year’s annual Walk to End Alzheimers in Billings is on Sunday, Oct. 1 at ZooMontana.

For more information, or to participate, click here.


  1. Thank you for sharing this powerful and wonderful piece about my amazing husband. He relishes his years spent at Carroll College and the friendships created there. It is those same friendships from which we draw support for this journey with dementia. Blessed by the work and care of Brandon Sullivan in crafting this piece.

    If you are worried about memory loss in yourself or a loved, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900 – waiting to help 24/7 365 days a year. There’s never a cost for this quality support.