Alert
Close

Get free help preparing your taxes from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Find a location

HIGHLIGHTS

Open

Contests and
Sweeps

AARP’s Superstar
2015 Contest

Sing for a chance to win $5,000! Enter AARP’s Superstar 2015 Contest!
See official rules.

Learning Centers

Get smart strategies for managing health conditions.

Arthritis

Heart Disease

Diabetes

Most Popular Articles

Viewed

Maria Shriver on Alzheimer's Disease

Are we on the brink of controlling one of the major diseases affecting world health?

Editor's note: On Jan. 18, 2011, R. Sargent Shriver, founder of the U.S. Peace Corps and Maria Shriver's father, died at age 95.

In 2009, HBO presented a four-part examination of the toll taken by Alzheimer's disease on America today. The series spent significant time exploring the promise that a cure can be found in time to ward off an epidemic of the disease.

Mike Cuthbert talked with Maria Shriver — co-executive producer of the specials and producer of a segment on talking to kids about Alzheimer's — in this emotional, frank and in-depth interview.

Did the former first lady of California want to know whether her genes predispose her to Alzheimer's? How did she feel about visiting her distinguished father, R. Sargent Shriver, only to have to reintroduce herself each time?

Why does Shriver believe so passionately about educating children regarding the emotional and physical ravages of Alzheimer's?

Watch the video excerpt above, then listen to the complete audio version of the interview.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

AARP Staying Sharp: Keep Your Brain Healthy

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Walgreens 1 discount membership aarp

Members get exclusive points offers from Walgreens, Duane Reade and Walgreens.com.

member benefit aarp hear usa

Members can save 20% on hearing aids with the AARP® Hearing Care Program provided by HearUSA.

AARP membership discount Man trying on eyeglasses at optometrists smiling

Members save up to 60% on eye exams and 30% on glasses at LensCrafters.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.