Changing the Future of All Minds

Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis.
That’s why we must be at the heart of the solution.”
– Maria Shriver, Founder

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Watch a personal message from Maria Shriver
(Founder, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement)

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Watch a personal message
from Maria Shriver

(Founder, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement)

>> GET INVOLVED <<

Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.

Women make up two-thirds of all the caregivers caring for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

TIPS & TOOLS FOR BRAIN HEALTH

African Americans and Alzheimer’s: What You Need to Know

Did you know that African Americans are twice as likely to get diagnosed with Alzheimer's as their non-Hispanic Caucasian counterparts? This startling statistic is what drives the research work of Dr. Goldie Byrd, the Nathan F. Simms Endowed Professor of Biology at...

How to Stay Asleep and Sleep More Deeply

BY DR. MARK HYMAN “If one awakes in between 1 and 4 am every night for years, what can they do differently to stay asleep and sleep more deeply?” If doctors and dietitians had a penny for every time they heard this complaint, they could comfortably retire on some...

STORIES FROM OUR CAREGIVING COMMUNITY

A Caregiver’s Guide to Socializing with Your Loved One

BY JENNIFER L. FITZPATRICK, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP “How was your day, Mom?” When a loved one with a dementia diagnosis resides in a nursing home or an assisted living community, caregivers often struggle during their visits. Well-meaning caregivers typically attempt to have...

A Caregiver’s Advice on Maintaining Patience and Understanding

BY VICKI KAUFMANN  “Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak,  vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.”  (Henri J.M. Nouwen)   I like to think that my training as a...

WAM IN THE NEWS

A Message From Washington Worth Sharing

BY ERIN STEIN  Executive Director, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement With so much noise coming out of Washington D.C. these days, you may not have heard about the important efforts underway in the Alzheimer's space. On February 6, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and...

Maria Shriver Interviews Bill Gates on His Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Maria Shriver testified on Alzheimer’s disease before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday, March 29. As the founder of The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, Shriver urged the senators to support more federal funding for Alzheimer’s research and protect funding of the National Institutes of Health. Watch her testimony here.

WAM Awards $500,000 in Gender-Based Research Grants

The Women's Alzheimer's Movement announces today that it has awarded $500,000 in gender-based research grants to researchers at six major institutions across the country. The six grants were made possible in large part to the funds raised during 2017's Move For Minds...

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