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April 27, 2020 - Greg O'Brien

Lessons of Coronavirus in the Age of Alzheimer’s

The New York Times terms it “The Great Empty.” Haunting images of Coronavirus: vultures circling above the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort , docked in the Hudson River on Manhattan’s West Side; dead bodies loaded onto a refrigerator truck with a forklift; rats running amuck on empty subway platforms; domestic violence in the company of assailants; an empty Wailing Wall in the ancient city of Jerusalem. Did you ever think you’d be asked to wear a mask in a bank? Even the seagulls down the street from where we live on Outer Cape Cod are not congregating as much as
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February 21, 2020 - Greg O'Brien

Here’s What You Told Me to Remember

For those watching, if that didn’t hit you, I’m not sure you have a heartbeat.
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June 14, 2019 - Greg O'Brien

Father’s Day on a Journey with Alzheimer’s

I was scared at first. Even though I had been raised in a family of ten, had been married at the time for six years (of 43 years of marriage), and desperately wanted children, I was scared. Thoughts of becoming a father intimidated me. I was worried about the money, new responsibilities, and all the sleepless nights they would bring. I was afraid I would fail. But on July 13, 1983, in a basement delivery room at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Brendan McGeorge O’Brien was born, and Father’s Day had new meaning. He weighed in at nine pounds, two
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April 23, 2019 - Greg O'Brien

Angels in Arms

Greg O’Brien is living with early onset Alzheimer’s. He recently spoke at a provider conference, and recounted the story of his travel home…
December 14, 2015 - Greg O'Brien

Bipartisan Effort Needed to Slay Alzheimer's

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