UsAgainstAlzheimer's Blog

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September 08, 2017 - Rev. Dr. John Hagedorn

Come Away! Rest A While!

Mark 6:31 Jesus said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” The disciples had just learned that John the Baptist had been executed and they came and told Jesus. They also told Jesus of all they had done and taught. Then Jesus extended to them an invitation to take care of themselves after all they had heard and done. I have learned so much from this invitation and four words just popped out: Come-Away-Rest-A While! I often think that after we have heard tragic news or after we have worn ourselves out
September 01, 2017 - Elizabeth Plant

Out And About With UsAgainstAlzheimer’s In August 2017: Uniting Communities For A Cure

Our team was busy in August, continuing to press for greater urgency from government, industry, and the scientific community and bringing people together in the quest for an Alzheimer’s cure. If you missed the previous posts, check out what we were up to in June and July . Kansas City Jason Resendez, who leads LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s , held a two-day Alzheimer’s capacity building training for community health workers and direct service providers that included a tour of the cutting edge University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the powerful testimony of Daisy Duarte, an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s advocate, Missouri resident and Alzheimer’s clinical
August 01, 2017 - Elizabeth Plant

Out And About With UsAgainstAlzheimer's In July 2017: Uniting Communities For A Cure

July was a busy month for UsAgainstAlzheimer’s. We’ve been to many places, including: London for the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), and to Phoenix, Kansas City, and of course Washington D.C. and featured in the news. We hope that you enjoy the second monthly installment where we will highlight what the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s board and staff have been up to around the U.S. and the world to stop Alzheimer’s. London UsAgainstAlzheimer’s had a major presence at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in London where we presented an analysis of treatments in the drug pipeline and led important conversations to speed
July 18, 2017 - Jamal Rahman

Gratitude for the Opportunity to Serve

Do what is beautiful. God loves those who do what is beautiful. - Qur’an 2:195 Help God! - Qur’an 47:7 In a Hadith Qudsi (a Revelation from God to the Prophet Muhammad in a dream) God asks the son of Adam, “Why did you not visit Me when I was ill?” The human being is dumbfounded and in a daze. He stutters, “You are the Lord of the worlds!” God then explains that when one of His servants is unwell, “you will find Me with him.” When food and drink are offered to one of God’s own, they are offered
July 06, 2017 - Rabbi Michael Lerner

Be Trish

Editor's note: Rabbi Michael Lerner gave a moving eulogoy in honor of his sister and UsAgainstAlzheimer's co-founder Trish Vradenburg at the May service celebrating Trish's life. Rabbi Lerner's remarks are reprinted here in their entirety. I am Rabbi Michael Lerner. I'm Trish's older brother. I think I knew her longer than anybody in this room. I met her first when she came back from the hospital, and being born. Our family that she came into was a family that was very involved in talking at the dining room table all the time about politics. My parents were leaders of the