Before I forget.

Written by Trish Vradenburg and Special Guests

By 2020 Blog

August 11, 2015 - Richard L. Morgan

Rev. Dr. Richard Morgan is a founder of the UsAgainstAlzheimer's Clergy Network, the author of the upcoming Leader's Guide for Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregivers, and works in pastoral care for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. - Trish 

June 25, 2015 - Jill Lesser

By Jill Lesser and Trish Vradenburg

Jill Lesser is president of WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, a network of USAgainstAlzheimer’s. - Trish

June 2, 2015 - Mara Botonis

Mara Botonis is the author of our upcoming Clinical Trials Diary blog series. - Trish 

At the end of a long tree-lined cobblestone road past a fruit and vegetable stand, and next to the remnants of a near century old abode, in the hallways of a hospital built in the 1950's, Dr. Zhang Shouzi rounds on his dementia patients in a 60-bed dementia care wing at Beijing Geriatric Hospital (BGH).

May 7, 2015 - Trish Vradenburg

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. - Trish 


My mother had once again refused to see a doctor. This from a woman who, until now, had been a hypochondriac.

All I wanted, I told her was, "A simple evaluation." 

"Evaluate yourself," she snapped, her determined chin jutting out.

"Mom, I'm not the one who thinks strange men are in the house."

May 1, 2015 - George Vradenburg

This blog post was originally published by the Huffington Post. - Trish 

Still Alice, the film with Academy-award winning actress Julianne Moore, powerfully depicts a woman's steep descent into Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and demonstrates why people overwhelmingly cite Alzheimer's as the disease they most fear. 

April 22, 2015 - Trish Vradenburg

In 2009, at the age of 59, Greg O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. It wasn't surprising since his family was laced with the disease: his grandfather, his uncle and his mother had all succumbed to this merciless killer. Now it's Greg O'Brien's turn. But he isn't going to go down without a fight.

February 9, 2015 - Trish Vradenburg

“Still Alice” is winning awards and critical acclaim for Julianne Moore’s moving portrayal of a woman with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The film’s popularity has great potential to raise awareness and understanding about Alzheimer’s—helping bring it out of the shadows, so more people understand its impact.

You can help by organizing a movie night. It’s a powerful subject, so the idea of going with a group may encourage more people to see it. Here’s how to get started:

January 23, 2015 - Rev. Dr. Jade Angelica

Rev. Dr. Angelica is a contributor to our interfaith book Seasons of Caring and a founder of UsAgainstAlzheimer's Clergy Network. - Trish 

Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers

“and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:32)

December 15, 2014 - Trish Vradenburg

This post originally appeared in the Alzheimer's Reading Room. - Trish 

It was 1978.  I had just settled down to catch an episode of “Happy Days,” a funny, sweet TV show – a good escape. 

In the episode, The Fonz (Henry Winkler) heard a knock at the Cunningham’s front door.  Outside stood Mork from Ork – Robin Williams in his first role. 

November 26, 2014 - Trish Vradenburg

On Thanksgiving, George and I will enjoy a meal with family and share what we're thankful for this year.

But I want to get one in before we dig into the turkey and mashed potatoes. So thank you ... thank you for helping us grow UsAgainstAlzheimer's into a powerful machine to fight this senseless, cruel disease.


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