Farewell to Sargent Shriver, an Alzhiemer's Disease Awareness Advocate

Famous people sometimes take advantage of their status to do good and Sargent Shriver, who married into the Kennedy clan, did just this, along with his daughter, Maria Shriver.  After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2003, Sargent Shriver, the founder of the Peace Corps, shared his story and allowed his family to also talk about their experience.  He died on Tuesday at the age of 95.

Maria has produced a series of documentaries on Alzheimer's Disease, which aired on HBO.  She has also launched "The Shriver Report", a study on Alzheimer's with the Alzheimer's Association to help educate seniors and their families. 

Caregivers for seniors with memory loss can find resources and essays and understanding from others who are also impacted by this difficult disease.


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