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March 29, 2017
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Shriver honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at National Alzheimer’s Dinner
Renowned journalist Maria Shriver received the Alzheimer’s Association Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Alzheimer’s Dinner, part of the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has enthusiastically dedicated themself to raising awareness of the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease and to increasing support for the millions of families affected.

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MSNBC’s Lui finds the joy among the difficulties of Alzheimer’s caregiving
In front of a record-breaking crowd of 1,300 at the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum keynote session, MSNBC anchor and Association Celebrity Champion Richard Lui shared his personal experience as an Alzheimer’s caregiver and interviewed two advocates impacted by the disease. Lui travels coast to coast weekly to assist his 83-year-old mother in caring for his father, also 83, who is living with Alzheimer’s.
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Hill Day is about action and honor for Alzheimer’s advocates
Thirteen hundred Alzheimer’s advocates washed Capitol Hill in purple on March 29, sharing their personal experiences with the disease and speaking up for increased research funding and improved access to care and support. During the Advocacy Forum’s Hill Day, advocates from all 50 states met with elected officials to urge them to make Alzheimer’s a national priority.
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