I challenge the belief that there is nothing we can do to prevent, reverse or cure it.
I challenge the belief that it affects men and women the same. Two-thirds of the brains affected by Alzheimer’s belong to women. I’m determined to find out why; that’s why I’m raising money and awareness about women-based research and that’s why I founded the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.
I will do everything I can to fight this disease, and I will never stop fighting until it’s defeated.
Here are some of the things I am currently working on, and work I’ve done in the past, to reach my mission of defeating Alzheimer’s.
Maria Shriver’s The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement recognizes that women are at the epicenter of the global Alzheimer’s epidemic and it challenges organizations to do cutting-edge research on women’s brains to defeat this mind-blowing disease.
Research partners include:
The Alzheimer’s Association
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund
Lou Ruvo Center at the Cleveland Clinic
Ann Romney Center for Neurological Disease at Brigham & Woman’s Hospital