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May 3, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

Originally posted at www.healthcentral.com

The other day my husband and I were making out our Last Will and Testament. Not a fun chore, to be sure, but ultimately necessary (though, of course, we're never going to die).

March 30, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

Originally posted at blog.aarp.com.

Married people live longer and healthier lives. Consider this: nine out of ten married men who are alive at 48 will make it to 65-years-old (no, it will not just seem like it) as compared with six out of 10 of men who are not married. Women on the other hand are in better shape statistically. So be aware men; Marriage can save your life. Be grateful. I will be forwarding this to my husband.

March 16, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

Remember the good old days when statins were the safest drug to take? Oh, wait, that was last month.

February 24, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

Editor's note: The guest post below was written by James A. Cassidy, a caregiver and father of Colette Cassidy, a former news anchor who recently wrote for the first time about her mother's battle with early-onset Alzheimer's.

Fighting Alzheimer’s: What Would Thatcher Think?
By James A. Cassidy

 

February 23, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

As many times as I read reflections of a daughter writing about her mother with Alzheimer’s, it never gets old; it never fails to punch me in the stomach; it never fails to make me tear up. Such is the case with Colette Cassidy, a former news anchor, trained to be dispassionate about every story. But there is no being dispassionate about your mother living with Alzheimer’s. Thank you, Colette, for sharing your poignant story:

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February 4, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

Well, it’s a biopic so you have to expect that there will be quibbling over interpretation. You know, the usual stuff: was he the favorite; was she a mean witch; was he a private cross-dresser? Who really knows?

The new biopic The Iron Lady, currently showing in your favorite Cineplex, has sparked controversy – even outrage – due to the fact that the central figure, Margaret Thatcher, is still alive.

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January 19, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

Note: this is first in a series of posts about women and Alzheimer’s

January 19, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

Note: this is first in a series of posts about women and Alzheimer’s

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January 18, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

When my mother, as yet undiagnosed with Alzheimer’s, asked me to get a pair of glasses from her purse, I stumbled upon a traffic ticket. I sighed, knowing my mother’s propensity for speeding. I scanned the summons to find how fast she was going this time. Much to my surprise she had been pulled over for going ten miles-per-hour on the middle lane of The George Washington Bridge. Rather than cutting off traffic, she had been virtually leading a parade of cars at a snail’s pace. Horns were blaring, but my mom thought there was a party going to a wedding reception.

January 6, 2012 - Trish Vradenburg

When my husband George and I launched the USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network last year, our lofty vision was to unite the power of US - researchers, millions of families and advocates, hundreds of companies and our public officials.

We believed (and still do) that together, we will spur the innovations in science, industry practice and regulatory processes essential to the discovery of safe and effective therapies needed to stop Alzheimer's.

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