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September 04, 2020 - Virginia Biggar

Giving Voice to What Matters Most: Dementia's Not What You Think It Is

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s “Giving Voice to What Matters Most” series features the stories of people who are living with dementia or at high risk for the disease. Tracey Lind, Daisy Duarte and Greg O’Brien recently met by Zoom to talk about issues that are important to them. The three friends want to help others understand what it’s like to have dementia or be at high risk. By sharing their experiences, they hope to reduce stigma and misconceptions, and empower others to speak freely and live to the fullest. In part four of the series – Tracey, Daisy and Greg talk about their
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August 27, 2020 - Virginia Biggar

Giving Voice to What Matters Most: Days Mush Together

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s series “Giving Voice to What Matters Most”— features the stories of people who are living with dementia or at high risk for the disease. Tracey Lind, Greg O’Brien and Daisy Duarte recently met by Zoom to talk about issues that are important to them. By sharing their experiences, they hope to reduce stigma and misconceptions about dementia, and empower others to speak freely and live life to the fullest. In this episode, Tracey, Daisy and Greg talk about how they manage day to day, including during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tracey Lind: In some ways it’s easier because we’re really
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August 17, 2020 - Virginia Biggar

Giving Voice to What Matters Most: Dementia During COVID-19

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s series “Giving Voice to What Matters Most” features the stories of people who are living with dementia or at high risk for the disease. Tracey Lind, Daisy Duarte and Greg O’Brien recently met by Zoom to talk about issues that are important to them. By sharing their experiences, they hope to reduce stigma and misconceptions, and empower others to speak freely and live life to the fullest. In part two of the series, Tracey, Daisy and Greg talk about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tracey Lind: In some ways, I think the shutdown was actually good for me
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August 06, 2020 - Virginia Biggar

Giving Voice to What Matters Most: Our Stories

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is launching “Giving Voice to What Matters Most” – a series featuring the stories of people who are living with dementia or at high risk for the disease. Tracey Lind, Greg O’Brien and Daisy Duarte recently met by Zoom to talk about issues that are important to them. By sharing their experiences, they hope to reduce stigma and misconceptions about dementia, and empower others to speak freely and live life to the fullest. Tracey, Greg and Daisy started by telling their stories. Tracey Lind: My name is Tracey Lind. I am 66 years old. I live in Cleveland, Ohio
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April 13, 2020 - Virginia Biggar

Coronavirus Crisis: Advice from Dementia Caregivers

Our new survey by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s A-LIST® contained a wealth of helpful coping advice from caregivers.