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Alzheimer’s Disease

Maria Shriver’s Story

Witnessing Her Father’s Battle with Alzheimer’s Disease

En español | Sargent Shriver was a brilliant, charismatic, and inspiring statesman, best known for founding the Peace Corps and running for vice president on the Democratic ticket in 1972.

Sargent Shriver, 94, has had Alzheimer’s the past seven years and is no longer able to recall his only daughter’s name.

A busy working mother raising young children, Maria Shriver was at first overwhelmed by the need to balance her kids, her work and her new caregiving duties for her father and her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who has since passed away.
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