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September 17, 2013 - George Vradenburg

Editor's note: This blog post originally appeared on The Huffington Post 

September 12, 2013 - Lora King

My Dad, Wince V. King, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in 2004 when he was 84 years old. This was four years after the death of his wife and my mother. They had been happily married for 58 years. Dad had been an athlete in high school and college; served in the army; a career fireman and Skycap with American Airlines; loved to exercise and attend church. He was a picture of a health.

September 6, 2013 - David Goldberg

Editor's note: this piece orginally appeared on David's personal blog

It is not every day that I walk out of a medical school lecture truly inspired.  The topic was on HIV and how far we have come in the treatment and management of the disease.  We’ve all heard how “HIV is no longer a death sentence,” but actually going through the details on how much success we’ve had in treating HIV is amazing.  

August 30, 2013 - George Vradenburg

Editor's Note: This blog post originally appeared on Huffington Post

Breaking news: Political leader delivers on promise.

August 13, 2013 - Marie Marley

Editor's note: This blog post originally appeared on Huffington Post

Yesterday afternoon, I walked into the spacious room belonging to Mary, a woman with dementia who has few visitors and with whom I've volunteered to spend a little time every week. I greeted her, complimented her on her beautiful turquoise sweater, and shook her hand.

July 25, 2013 - MaryAnne Sterling

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in the July 2013 edition of the LEAD Coalition newsletter, which you can read online here

July 19, 2013 - Trish Vradenburg

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared on Trish's AARP Blog

On July 2, USA Today reported that more than 20 former employees of a Georgia Alzheimer's care center are facing dozens of criminal charges after a three-month state investigation uncovered allegations of cruel treatments of patients.

July 16, 2013 - Lisa Hirsch

Editor's note: this piece originally appeared on Lisa's blog, My Mom, My Hero

This was probably 1942 right after my mom and dad had gotten married. Dad enlisted in the Navy and mom went to work on a army base in Brooklyn, N.Y. This was over seventy years ago. Unfortunately dad passed away 18 years ago and mom has no recollection of any of this.

June 25, 2013 - Trish Vradenburg

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared on Huffington Post Impact

June 12, 2013 - Ally K

My Daddy passed away from Alz in 1996..I wrote this in tribute to him the Fathers Day 0f 1996, later that week he passed away. I didnt know at the time I when wrote this, that I would someday have the right venue to share my feelings of what I was going through. I hope this helps someone out there who is living through this nightmare now as a caregiver and son or daughter of your loving Daddy.

There is a stranger I've come to know...

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