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.
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.