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Post by Piper on Sun May 01, 2011 7:41 pm

Shriver: A woman's nation takes on Alzheimer's


By Maria Shriver, Special to CNNApril 29, 2011 4:09 p.m. EDT


(CNN) -- Maria Shriver's father, Sargent Shriver, died from Alzheimer's in January after being diagnosed in 2003. In her first public remarks about her father since his death, Shriver spoke to Larry King about his battle with the disease, her thoughts on Alzheimer's research and why the disease is especially hard on women. Her interview can be seen in its entirety on Sunday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET on "A Larry King Special, Unthinkable: The Alzheimer's Epidemic."

After her father's diagnosis, Shriver became a vocal advocate for Alzheimer's patients, families and caretakers. She partnered with the Alzheimer's Association to publish a groundbreaking study called "Alzheimer's in America: The Shriver Report on Women and Alzheimer's," which was just released in paperback.

Read more......close to my heart due to my mother being afflicted with this horrible disease. We take it day by day and cherish my mother's every day moments. We never in a million years would have expected this. It is a very cruel disease. You not only lose your mother day by day, we will lose her again completely.




http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/25/shriver.alzheimers.excerpt/
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Post by Julie on Sun May 01, 2011 8:21 pm

Thanks for posting this, Piper. In the link you left, there's another link to more info. You probably already know that, but I'll post it here for others who are interested.

http://www.shriverreport.com/shriver.php

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Post by Piper on Mon May 02, 2011 10:04 am

Thanks Julie!
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Post by Julie on Mon May 02, 2011 12:02 pm

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