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My media adventures

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Alzheimer’s disease is so hard to talk about. Or write about, or make films about. But here’s what I’m learning this summer: focusing on volunteering for Alzheimer’s research is somehow easier, and if it’s a way to get people to talk about this deadly illness that now affects 5.3 million people and costs our country $226 billion a year, then I’m willing to do it. And if you actually saw me on Fox News’ Health Talk and you’re inspired to volunteer for research, here’s the Alzheimer’s Association’s Trial Match page. Go for it! IMG_1988As I wrote about earlier this summer in the Wall Street Journal, you will feel more useful than you ever have in your life.

I am forever grateful to Dr. Manny Alvarez and his wonderful producer, Paula Rizzo (check out her lively website and book on productivity, Listful Thinking) for inviting me to share my experiences on Health Talk. Ann_Fox makeup _2873I’m still taking in the crazy whirl of it–lights, camera, makeup–but hoping, more than anything, that a few viewers are persuaded to volunteer.

Momandme1998I volunteer for my mom. But I also do it for myself, and my children, and their future children.  And for the millions of people, worldwide, who are living with Alzheimer’s now, or will be someday soon: unless, that is, there’s a research breakthrough. Which is more likely to happen if more research volunteers step up. Remember, you don’t have to have Alzheimer’s, or have it in your family; control subjects are always needed.

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4 thoughts on “My media adventures

  1. Fabulous interview, Ann. I know you don’t personally feel as though you are a Pioneer regarding this type of research, as indicated by the interviewer/doctor, but rest assured, you are. Thank you for continuously providing encouragement to the rest of us to get involved in efforts to put shackles on this disease.

  2. You ARE a pioneer in so many ways! Terrific interview.

  3. Nancy Rimel on said:

    Anne: Met you last week at our Harbor Book Club meeting at Laureens. I signed up to volunteer…hope it works out that I too can volunteer for my mother, Elizabeth Jane Shanahan Rimel…thank you Anne…

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