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January 25, 2017
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Shriver to be honored for lifetime of Alzheimer’s disease advocacy
Maria Shriver, award-winning journalist and founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, will be honored with the Alzheimer’s Association Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum. A longtime essential voice for the Alzheimer’s community, Shriver has inspired families, scientists, advocates and elected officials to act in the fight against the disease. Other Forum highlights will include Alzheimer’s Association Champion Liz Hernandez of “Access Hollywood” receiving the Alzheimer’s Association Young Advocate Award, and former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry serving as a featured speaker.

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Sharing an Alzheimer's diagnosis is an important step
If you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, it’s normal to experience fear or discomfort about sharing your diagnosis. However, talking openly with those you trust is a powerful way to educate those around you about the disease and to engage their support.
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Former NFL player Gastineau says he’s been diagnosed with dementia
Mark Gastineau, who starred for the New York Jets in the 1980s, says he is battling Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Gastineau, 60, received his diagnosis last year and wants the next generation to take proper precautions before playing football.
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