Before I forget.

Written by Trish Vradenburg and Special Guests

By 2020 Blog

September 8, 2017 - Rev. Dr. John Hagedorn

Mark 6:31 Jesus said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.”

The disciples had just learned that John the Baptist had been executed and they came and told Jesus.

They also told Jesus of all they had done and taught. Then Jesus extended to them an invitation to take care of themselves after all they had heard and done.  I have learned so much from this invitation and four words just popped out:  Come-Away-Rest-A While!

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Seasons of Caring
July 18, 2017 - Jamal Rahman

Do what is beautiful. God loves those who do what is beautiful. - Qur’an 2:195

Help God! - Qur’an 47:7

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July 6, 2017 - Rabbi Michael Lerner

Editor's note: Rabbi Michael Lerner gave a moving eulogoy in honor of his sister and UsAgainstAlzheimer's co-founder Trish Vradenburg at the May service celebrating Trish's life. Rabbi Lerner's remarks are reprinted here in their entirety.

July 1, 2017 - Elizabeth Plant

This is a new monthly feature from UsAgainstAlzheimer’s where we will share with you what our team has been up to around the U.S. and world to stop Alzheimer’s. We are pressing for greater urgency from government, industry, and the scientific community and bringing people together in the quest for an Alzheimer’s cure.

Here are a few highlights from June:

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June 28, 2017 - Shawn Taylor

June is PTSD Awareness Month. The rapidly growing number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease includes an increasing number of military veterans who may be at increased risk for dementia as a consequence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and brain injuries suffered in service.

June 7, 2017 - Virginia Biggar

This June 1, 2017 The Washington Post article by Marita Golden focuses on the shocking disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s on communities of color, specifically African Americans. Older African Americans develop Alzheimer's at a higher rate than any other group of older Americans, and are about twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to develop it or other forms of dementia.

May 4, 2017 - Marie Marley

Caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease must make some extremely difficult decisions. One decision they may face is whether to place their loved one in a care facility of some type. Virtually no one wants to do it and few if any people want to go. This will be one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching decisions you, as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, will ever have to make.

April 18, 2017 - Jill Lesser

As many of you know, our beloved founder, Trish Vradenburg passed away yesterday. Our hearts are broken. In my grief, I wanted to reflect on her life and what she meant to me and to our community.

March 24, 2017 - Jason Resendez

The 2017 Aspen Summit on Inequality & Opportunity brought together a diverse mix of policymakers, thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and practitioners to address the nation’s widening opportunity gap. Tucked between to-be-expected panels on manufacturing and hunger, was a 15 minute talk by Dr. Sarah Enos Watamura, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Denver and Director of the Child Health & Development Lab, on the biology of adversity.

March 15, 2017 - Haley Richman

My grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when I was 4 years old. (I am now 9 years old).  I wanted to help care for her, so my mom gave me easy puzzles to solve with my Grandma. I felt like I was doing a good thing because when we worked on puzzles we were both very happy. As the years went by, I learned about different ways of helping my grandmother.

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