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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
August 24, 2016 - Ann Napoletan

Magnify Your Voice: Join the A List Today!

“Together we can magnify our voice. Validate our journey. Help others too.” ~Meryl Comer, Caregiver, Advocate, and President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative So often, we, as caregivers, feel isolated, alone, and misunderstood. We talk, but is anyone really listening? Does anyone even care what we have to say? The last thing we want to believe is that our journey has been in vain. Whether you are living with dementia or are a care partner to someone with dementia, you know you have an abundance of experience and insight that can help others on this path. You know there is