Before I forget.

Written by Trish Vradenburg and Special Guests

By 2020 Blog

November 6, 2017 - Lynda Everman

The release of the Alzheimer's stamp represents eighteen years of continuous effort on the part of friend and fellow advocate Kathy Siggins, and nine years of continuous effort on my part. If you think that one or two people cannot make a difference, I hope you will read on and take this as proof that each of us can.

September 8, 2017 - Rev. Dr. John Hagedorn

Mark 6:31 Jesus said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.”

The disciples had just learned that John the Baptist had been executed and they came and told Jesus.

They also told Jesus of all they had done and taught. Then Jesus extended to them an invitation to take care of themselves after all they had heard and done.  I have learned so much from this invitation and four words just popped out:  Come-Away-Rest-A While!

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September 1, 2017 - Elizabeth Plant

Our team was busy in August, continuing to press for greater urgency from government, industry, and the scientific community and bringing people together in the quest for an Alzheimer’s cure.

August 1, 2017 - Elizabeth Plant

July was a busy month for UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. We’ve been to many places, including: London for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), and to Phoenix, Kansas City, and of course Washington D.C. and featured in the news.

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Seasons of Caring
July 18, 2017 - Jamal Rahman

Do what is beautiful. God loves those who do what is beautiful. - Qur’an 2:195

Help God! - Qur’an 47:7

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July 6, 2017 - Rabbi Michael Lerner

Editor's note: Rabbi Michael Lerner gave a moving eulogoy in honor of his sister and UsAgainstAlzheimer's co-founder Trish Vradenburg at the May service celebrating Trish's life. Rabbi Lerner's remarks are reprinted here in their entirety.

July 1, 2017 - Elizabeth Plant

This is a new monthly feature from UsAgainstAlzheimer’s where we will share with you what our team has been up to around the U.S. and the world in our work to stop Alzheimer’s. We are pressing for greater urgency from government, industry, and the scientific community and bringing people together in the quest for an Alzheimer’s cure.

Here are a few highlights from June:

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June 28, 2017 - Shawn Taylor

June is PTSD Awareness Month. The rapidly growing number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease includes an increasing number of military veterans who may be at increased risk for dementia as a consequence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and brain injuries suffered in service.

June 7, 2017 - Virginia Biggar

This June 1, 2017 The Washington Post article by Marita Golden focuses on the shocking disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s on communities of color, specifically African Americans. Older African Americans develop Alzheimer's at a higher rate than any other group of older Americans, and are about twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to develop it or other forms of dementia.

May 4, 2017 - Marie Marley

Caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease must make some extremely difficult decisions. One decision they may face is whether to place their loved one in a care facility of some type. Virtually no one wants to do it and few if any people want to go. This will be one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching decisions you, as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, will ever have to make.


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