Maria's March has benefited the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
Maria Shriver is a “child of Alzheimer’s” and a long- time advocate for families like hers who are struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. Shriver is the executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning HBO documentary, “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?” which is based on her children’s book, “What’s Happening to Grandpa?” and is part of HBO’s The Alzheimer’s Project. In 2009, Shriver testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, offering advice to families and caregivers who are affected by Alzheimer’s. In 2010, she continued her efforts with the inaugural Maria Shriver’s March on Alzheimer’s and The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's, a comprehensive study on how the devastating disease affects women as caregivers, advocates and patients released on October 15 in partnership with the Alzheimer's Association.
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Watch the Emmy Award-winning Documentary, "Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?" with Maria Shriver - HBO's The Alzheimer's Project