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Maria Shriver Highlights Alzheimer's Disease

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First Lady of California Maria Shriver is a long- time advocate for families struggling with Alzheimer's. Shriver's father, Sargent, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2003. Since that time, Shriver has been deeply involved in raising awareness and funding for Alzheimer care and research.

The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's

This comprehensive study, done in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association, details how Alzheimer's affects 10 million American women as caregivers, advocates and patients. Purchase a copy.

Maria Shriver's March on Alzheimer's

The inaugural Maria Shriver's March on Alzheimer's, a 5K march and candlelight vigil, was held Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in Long Beach, Calif. The effort raised more than $276,000 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

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HBO Documentaries

Maria Shriver was an executive producer of HBO's "The Alzheimer's Project," which included the Emmy-Award winning segment "Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?" which is geared toward children and young teens coping with a grandparent's Alzheimer's. The film is based on her book, "What's Happening to Grandpa?" Watch the films here.

What's Happening to Grandpa? by Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver has generously donated copies of her children's book – "What's Happening to Grandpa" – to the Alzheimer's Association. This heartwarming book is about a grandparent with Alzheimer's, and is a great resource for explaining the disease to kids. Book sales benefit the Association and helps support our mission. Buy the book now.

Maria Shriver in the news

Maria Shriver examines impact of Alzheimer's on women as caregivers
and patients

- ABC News

Maria Shriver takes on Alzheimer's advocacy
- Huffington Post

Maria Shriver on Larry King

HBO puts Alzheimer's under the microscope
- The New York Times

Maria Shriver: Living with Alzheimer's in the family
- ABC News

Maria Shriver: My father doesn't recognize me
- People

The Shriver Report

Maria Shriver's March on Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver speaks out at the
2009 Public Policy Forum.

What you can do right now to help fight Alzheimer's

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