Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
"The Shriver report shines a bright light on the deepening and saddening crisis created by Alzheimer's. The report is shocking, but ultimately hopeful, because no one can review its findings without being inspired to do more to fight and defeat this disease."
"The Shriver Report shows us that millions of American women desperately need professional help caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's. It's a wake up call: America must ensure that hardworking women and men like 'Doris T.' who provide essential homecare services to our elders are earning fair wages and advancing their skills to provide the highest quality care."
Bill Frist, M.D.
Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
"With the advent of the baby boomer generation reaching 65 or older, the time to address the growing epidemic of Alzheimer's disease is now. Increased research and economic strategy for Alzheimer's patients and caregivers will be crucial to manage this crisis at the personal and national levels"
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
D - Maryland
"It is upsetting, but not surprising, that women are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer's disease. Women are battling this disease and often find themselves as caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease – bearing the financial, emotional and physical toll. I applaud the efforts of scientists who are making strides toward quicker, more accurate diagnoses and prevention. There is hope on the horizon, but we cannot rest. We must do all we can to support caregivers, and continue to work together until we find a cure."
Dr. Christiane Northrup
Board-certified ob/gyn, bestselling author
"The new Shriver Report, on the enormity of Alzheimer's care, points out the huge burden placed primarily on women. A burden which is unsustainable, not only for the woman herself, but for our society in general."
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
"I congratulate the Alzheimer's Association for producing a groundbreaking new report on women and Alzheimer's disease," said Congresswoman Waters. "This report shows that Alzheimer's is taking a tremendous toll not only on women who suffer from the disease but also on women who provide care to suffering family members."