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Alzehiemer’s Disease

Marcia Gay Harden’s Powerful Memoir Honors Her Mother

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A well-known actress from both stage and screen, Marcia Gay Harden tells the story of her life in the context of memories she has with her mother in her memoir, The Seasons of My Mother (Atria Books). Their close relationship is so beautiful and all the more painful as her mother’s memory fades from the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. But their bond is unbreakable and based on love, and due to the progression of the disease and the author’s fear that all would be forgotten, it became imperative that stories were recorded. Remembering the past with family and friends is how we all stay connected, and I applaud Harden for writing this book honoring her mother, her wisdom, advise, strengths and hobbies…

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On Pluto: A journalist reports on the Alzheimer’s battle from the inside

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Those of us fighting Alzehiemer’s Disease on a daily basis are running in place, trying desperately to find a way to cope. It’s a death in slow motion, like having a sliver of your brain shaved every day. The dying part comes later. With the launch of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in November, millions across the country are focused not only on finding a cure, but on better care for those affected with the disease, as well as for the caregivers who struggle to provide support and guidance. The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund of Boston and other researchers have made impressive strides, but far more needs to be done. Meanwhile, doctors scramble to slay this demon—one that’s expected to bankrupt…

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