I hope you don’t have plans for May 15-17 because I’ve got something in mind you won’t want to miss. It’s a trip to Washington, D.C., for the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum! I guarantee that if you are living with Alzheimer’s or are concerned or interested in the disease, you owe it to yourself to grab this opportunity. I first attended an Advocacy Forum about 10 years ago and have been to several more; it remains one of my all-time highlights and here are some reasons why: Continue reading “Advocacy in Washington, D.C. – It’s an experience you’ll never forget” »
A couple of weeks ago the country celebrated the birth date of Ronald Reagan. In addition to being the former Governor of California and President, he is also probably the country’s most well-known Alzheimer’s victim. I still have a copy of the touching letter he shared with the nation on a Saturday so that it appeared in every Sunday paper across the country the next day. He wrote poignantly of the anticipated impact on his wife, and I remember thinking that we won’t again see the “great communicator” in front of the cameras that were always so kind to him.
As I followed the coverage of the birthday, I was struck by Continue reading “Remembering our country’s most well-known Alzheimer’s victim” »
Are you as big a fan of NBC11′s Raj Mathai as we are? We’re thrilled to announce Raj will be the emcee of the Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making Art & Wine Auction on Friday, March 4 at the Computer History Museum
in Mountain View. He’ll be helping us raise more than $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s cause through an auction of luxury items and artwork created by individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about Raj here: About Raj and get tickets to the event here: Memories in the Making Art & Wine Auction.
Is all this budget talk making you dizzy? While the federal, state, and local government analysts huddle behind closed doors dissecting numbers and developing spreadsheets, politicians are spouting opposing ideas; it’s hard to separate the truth from the fiction, isn’t it? But, there’s a reason for us to pay attention. Continue reading “Budget talk is confusing, but Alzheimer’s advocates MUST pay attention!” »
Lately I have been taking several Helpline calls from people who have the same problem: “I am concerned about memory lapses and confusion I’m seeing in a loved one. How do I get him/her to agree to go and see their doctor?” A very good question. First of all, anyone who is aware they are slipping cognitively must be afraid that this could be Alzheimer’s disease so they could easily turn to complete denial. But Alzheimer’s isn’t the only cause of memory loss and confusion. Continue reading “How do you convince your loved one with memory loss to see a doctor?” »