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April 18, 2017 - Jill Lesser

WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s Mourns Passing of Adored and Inspirational Founder, Trish Vradenburg

As many of you know, our beloved founder, Trish Vradenburg passed away yesterday. Our hearts are broken. In my grief, I wanted to reflect on her life and what she meant to me and to our community. There are simply no words to fully express my grief and the deep sense of empathy I feel for her husband, best friend, lover and soul mate George Vradenburg. Trish was a rare breed, the perfect combination of consummate lady and inveterate ball buster – she was smart, loving, devoted and most of all, hilarious. She could take even the most serious subject
February 06, 2017 - Jill Lesser

Driving Progress in 2017

In the United States, a change of administration always brings uncertainty. With new leaders entering Congress and the White House, we at WomenAgainstAlzheimer's (WA2) know we can turn that uncertainty into opportunity. Opportunity because we know finding a cure for Alzheimer’s and alleviating its burden on families can bring us together. WA2 is committed to continuing to lead a campaign to promote women’s brain health and fight against Alzheimer’s. 2017 is a critical year in our battle to stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks by 2020. We are confident in the progress we will make because we know that our passionate
June 25, 2015 - Jill Lesser

Why women should worry about Alzheimer’s

By Jill Lesser and Trish Vradenburg Jill Lesser is president of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, a network of USAgainstAlzheimer’s. - Trish (CNN) – The plight of Alzheimer’s patients and the challenges for those who care for them are garnering more attention thanks to movies like “ Still Alice” and the steady disclosure of well-known sufferers, like musician Glenn Campbell, model and entrepreneur B. Smith, and Governor Jeb Bush’s mother-in-law. They are all courageous in talking about the disease that robs people of mind and dignity. But one aspect of this debilitating disease is only just beginning to register: Alzheimer’s disproportionately affects women. Early