Fighting Alzheimer's

June 17, 2011 - Trish Vradenburg

I read this article today, which relates:

"Beloved science fiction and fantasy writer Terry Pratchett has terminal early-onset Alzheimer's. He's determined to have the option of choosing the time and place of his death, rather than enduring the potentially horrific drawn-out death that Alzheimer's sometimes brings. But Britain bans assisted suicide, and Pratchett is campaigning to have the law changed."

May 31, 2011 - Trish Vradenburg

On Sunday, May 22, Margaret Morganroth Gullette wrote an op-ed in the New York Times, titled, Our Irrational Fear of Forgetting.

And I responded to her, in my letter to the editor. But I didn’t quite get everything off my chest.

There is so much wrong with her editorial.

This woman is in denial.

May 11, 2011 - Trish Vradenburg

Every week, we'll feature the personal story of someone who has a firsthand experience with Alzheimer's, or who simply wants to find a cure for this unforgiving disease. If you want to share your own story, CLICK HERE.

This is Maureen's story.

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May 6, 2011 - Trish Vradenburg

Over our dining room table we worked out a plan for a fundraiser for Alzheimer's. Ellen Proxmire and others were opting for a small, manageable event. Tony Sudler, the head of the Virginia/Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association (a truly wonderful chapter) was willing to take either/anything. My husband George was almost 100% now, after having suffered a massive heart attack the year before (but that•s another saga for another time). Still, he was unsure if he should take on a big event.


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