Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating neurologic disease that robs its victims of their memory, dignity, and ability to enjoy life. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, more than 147,000 Angelos are living with the disease and more than 300,000 LA adults are providing care to Alzheimer’s sufferers. This month, a star-studded theatrical event is taking place on September 25th to benefit USAgainstAlzheimer's Network, a national advocacy organization dedicated to stopping Alzheimer’s by 2020.

NBC Today show segment explores the high cost of Alzheimer's, the search for the next big Alzheimer's drug, and Alzheimer's and baseball (read more).   

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Online tools to manage dementia, Rep. Chaka Fattah advocates for neuroscience funding, and the latest from researchers working to stop Alzheimer's (read more).  

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USA2 featured on the Today show, Maria Shriver hosts a Google+ Hangout with George and Trish Vradenburg, a physician buddy program at Northwestern University aims at improving Alzheimer's care (read more).   


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As part of the "Age of Alzheimer's" series, USAgainstAlzheimer's co-founders George and Trish Vradenburg participated in a Google+ hangout with Maria Shriver, actor Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller, founders of the nonprofit Hilarity for Charity which is working to get younger people involved in the Alzheimer's fight. Watch the whole hangout below!


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