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December 05, 2016 - Karen Segal

#VBGivesBack

UsAgainstAlzheimer's and I are grateful to Veronica Beard for including us as part of the #VBGIVESBACK program. Veronica Beard will donate $10 of every VeronicaBeard.com order in December to the cause. My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2002 and I learned firsthand how challenging it is to juggle family life and caring for my mother. I joined UsAgainstAlzheimer's to disrupt the conversation around Alzheimer’s with the goal of finding a cure by 2020 through research and clinical trials. There are always "first signs" something is wrong - we've all been there. In 2002, when I was pregnant with
November 29, 2016 - Loretta Woodward Veney

Treasured

When my mom was diagnosed with dementia, I started writing down things that she said or asked. At first it was a way to hold onto the memories she was losing. But as the disease progressed, I’ve seen how her wisdom and humor continue to shine through the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease. Living in the moment is a challenge for all of us facing this disease, alongside loved ones stuck between the disappearing past and the uncertain future. With Thanksgiving just behind us, I’ve been reflecting on what makes me thankful, and it’s every minute I get with my mom.
November 07, 2016 - Trish Vradenburg

The Bea Lerner Valor Award

My mother - Bea Lerner - was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1987. At the time, I barely knew what the disease was. What I did know is there was no cure. I thought my mom was invincible, but she was no match for Alzheimer’s. I watched helplessly as her mind, her dignity, her soul and finally her body succumbed to this killer. In just a few short years she disappeared into the unforgiving chasm of this deadly disease. ( Continue reading on Huffington Post .)
October 14, 2016 - Dr. Daniel C. Potts

I Am Here

I want to thank George and Trish Vradenburg for channeling hope through heartache, guiding us in the impassioned mission to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Your fervent leadership is helping to usher in a time of unprecedented progress, and promising developments are reported weekly. This would be impossible without the major increase in funding you have helped to secure. So thank you for lifting the banner high for all who are living with the disease, all of us who, like you, have been touched by it as caregivers and loved ones, and indeed, the entire world of us who
September 07, 2016 - Elizabeth Plant

The Best of Alzheimer's Talks

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s mission is to end Alzheimer’s by 2020. We fight for increased investment in research; greater collaboration across industry, science and government; acceleration of clinical trials; and improved quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers. To amplify these efforts, the organization produces Alzheimer’s Talks , a free monthly teleconference series featuring top researchers and national leaders in policy and care. Through Alzheimer’s Talks, participants can stay up to date on the latest from leaders in the Alzheimer’s community and progress toward ending this devastating disease. Joining the conversation is easy: you can call in or listen