Radio Series: ‘Beyond the Face of Alzheimer’s’

Posted on 03/17/2014 by |Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingAlzheimer’s. Just hearing the word makes my heart lurch and my body tense up. It’s a disease that has hit very close to home for me. Both my grandmother and now my sweet Daddy are victims of Alzheimer’s disease. Yet I’m a believer that the more we talk about it, the closer we get to effective treatments and a cure. The more stories we share with one another, the more hopeful we become — and the less alone we feel. …

A New Mission on the Road

Posted on 04/9/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Work  Trudy Lundgren, one of “Your Life Calling’s” profiles, still lives life on the road, but with a new mission. She’s a breast cancer survivor, raising money for the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade by training for a marathon. The weekend of April 21 and 22, 2012, Trudy will participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Houston, TX. She will walk 39.2 miles that Saturday (almost a marathon and a half), and 13.1 the following Sunday. On March …