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.
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
Move for Minds™ is The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement’s annual event that focuses on the mind/body connection and raises funds to wipe out Alzheimer’s. Held in partnership with Equinox Sports Clubs, the event features Maria Shriver in person, along with an afternoon of exercise, information and inspiration, as we gather for a brain-healthy workout and hear from some of the nation’s leading brain health experts. All funds raised support women-based Alzheimer’s research.