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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(Founder, The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement)
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from Maria Shriver

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

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.


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...

How Dance and Movement Can Help Foster Identity

BY ERICA HORNTHAL, LCPC, BC-DMT Movement is a vital component of life. Although it is often associated with exercise, it’s important for us to remember that movement is an overarching umbrella involving body language, non-verbal communication, gesturing, posture, and...

Brain-Healthy Tips From Our Move For Minds Experts

Below are valuable insights from our community of experts - scientists, researchers, nutritionists, advocates, caregivers, and more — who participated in our 2017 Move For Minds events across the country. To learn more about the event and help us wipe out Alzheimer's,...


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 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...

Shop Amazon, Support WAM

We're excited to announce that The Women's Alzheimer's Movement is now part of AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that features all of the same products, prices, and shopping features as the main site. The difference is that when you shop on...

UCI MIND and WAM Launch New Women-Focused Research Initiative

A new partnership in Orange County, California is seeking answers to an essential question affecting global health: Why do more women get Alzheimer’s disease than men? UCI MIND, the University of California at Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological...

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