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August 21, 2020 - Brooks Kenny

Mandy Moore and a Show for All of Us – This is Us

When I think back to Season 4 of This is Us, I’m reminded of the overwhelming emotion that I felt watching as Mandy Moore’s character, Rebecca was hearing for the first time that she had mild cognitive decline. Beside her was her son Randall. At that moment, I remember thinking, “FINALLY” – there on the screen of a major television show seen by millions, a conversation has begun. Alzheimer’s disease is coming out of the shadows. And now Mandy Moore, This is Us and Alzheimer’s are getting more attention with a cover story in the new issue of Parade. She’s
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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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July 01, 2020 - Roger Lowe

COVID-19 Impacts Increasing on People Living with Alzheimer’s in Nursing Homes and on their Families

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and restrictions in nursing homes and other long-term care communities are beginning their fifth month.
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June 19, 2020 - Conor Michael O’Brien

Father’s Day Memories: Faith, Hope and Humor

My time with my father, and who he was, is now fleeting. I know tha