Before I forget.

Written by Trish Vradenburg and Special Guests

By 2020 Blog

December 18, 2015 - Ann Napoletan

Ann Napoletan is a founder of UsAgainstAlzheimer's Caregiver Support Group, a member of both our Activists and Clergy Networks, and authors the blog "The Long and Winding Road though Alzheimer's." She also manages the Treasury Department for the nation's largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and services. Ann also lost her mom to Alzheimer's. Here she offers expert advice on managing what can be such a challenging time of the year. - Trish

December 14, 2015 - Greg O'Brien

Nobody says it better than Greg. Any Congressperson who doesn't support a huge uptick in research funds for Alzheimer's disease neeeds a heart transplant. Greg's opinion piece was published in The Hill newspaper - Trish

December 9, 2015 - Daisy Duarte

Daisy Duarte is a patient Advocate for LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's Network. Daisy calls on lawmakers to make Alzheimer's research funding a national priority in this story, which appeared in the Kansas City Star. - Trish

November 20, 2015 - Trish Vradenburg
September 29, 2015 - George and Trish Vradenburg
August 11, 2015 - Richard L. Morgan

Rev. Dr. Richard Morgan is a founder of the UsAgainstAlzheimer's Clergy Network, the author of the upcoming Leader's Guide for Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers, and works in pastoral care for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. - Trish 

June 25, 2015 - Jill Lesser

By Jill Lesser and Trish Vradenburg

Jill Lesser is president of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, a network of USAgainstAlzheimer’s. - Trish

June 2, 2015 - Mara Botonis

Mara Botonis is the author of our upcoming Clinical Trials Diary blog series. - Trish 

At the end of a long tree-lined cobblestone road past a fruit and vegetable stand, and next to the remnants of a near century old abode, in the hallways of a hospital built in the 1950's, Dr. Zhang Shouzi rounds on his dementia patients in a 60-bed dementia care wing at Beijing Geriatric Hospital (BGH).

May 7, 2015 - Trish Vradenburg

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. - Trish 


My mother had once again refused to see a doctor. This from a woman who, until now, had been a hypochondriac.

All I wanted, I told her was, "A simple evaluation." 

"Evaluate yourself," she snapped, her determined chin jutting out.

"Mom, I'm not the one who thinks strange men are in the house."

May 1, 2015 - George Vradenburg

This blog post was originally published by the Huffington Post. - Trish 

Still Alice, the film with Academy-award winning actress Julianne Moore, powerfully depicts a woman's steep descent into Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and demonstrates why people overwhelmingly cite Alzheimer's as the disease they most fear. 


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