Alzheimer's Disease Advocacy

In 1994, former President Ronald Reagan wrote a letter to the American people announcing that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Always his devoted companion, Nancy Reagan devoted her time to taking care of her husband until his death in 2004, and became a strong public advocate for research on Alzheimer's and stem cell research.

Here are some resources to help you learn more:

- The website for the Alzheimer's Association

- Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet from the National Institute on Aging

- Stealing Minds, a NewsHour Report from June 8, 2004, including an interview with the doctor who diagnosed Ronald Reagan's illness.

- Judge's Stem Cell Research Stoppage Debated, a NewsHour Report from August 24, 2010, about the history of government rules on stem cell research


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