Oct 17, 2010

Maria Shriver : A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's Disease (Video)

A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's is an in-depth look at women and Alzheimer's with Maria Shriver and Ann O'Leary (Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress)....

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Maria Shriver says,
Maria Shriver : A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's Disease 
Alzheimer’s is an epidemic. Every minute or so someone in this country will develop Alzheimer’s. Millions of people already have been formally diagnosed. Millions more are undiagnosed—or diagnosed with some form of dementia that could actually be Alzheimer’s. And with the 78 million baby boomers now moving into their later years, the cost of Alzheimer’s to American society is expected to be $20 trillion between now and the year 2050. That’s right—$20 trillion.

There’s no doubt about it. We are in the midst of a national emergency, and we’re woefully unprepared.

I am please to say that Maria Shriver described herself as an Alzheimer's Activist in the video below. Nothing is going to change if we sit back. We all need to become activists in the effort to increase research funding and care funding for Alzheimer's disease.

Shriver is advocating changes to the Elder Care Act, work place flexibility for Alzheimer's caregivers, for President Obama to declare Alzheimer's disease an epidemic, for passage of the nation Alzheimer's Project Act, and for development of a national strategy to combat the growing problem.

This following is the complete video segment from ABCs This Week with Christiane Amanpour.

If you don't see the video -- go here.
Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. Bob has written more than 1,880 articles with more than 95,100 links on the Internet. Bob resides in Delray Beach, FL.
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