Awareness

A Battle Against Time: Greg O'Brien

A Battle Against Time Part One

The Chronicle (Channel 5, WCVB) follows author and journalist Greg O'Brien, recounting his personal battle with Alzheimer's and his determination to fight back against the disease.

This is the first of four segments in "A Battle Against Time". Watch the rest of the show at the links below:
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

This series was awarded a New England Emmy for excellence in reporting.

'On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's' with Greg O'Brien

Author and Alzheimer's advocate Greg O'Brien speaks about his book, On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's with Fox News Extra.

O'Brien was featured in 'A Place Called Pluto', a short documentary film by director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams").

Terry Pratchett: "Shaking Hands with Death"

Terry Pratchett: Shaking Hands With Death

Terry Pratchett, author of over 70 books, passed away in March 2015 after living with early-onset Alzheimer's disease for over 8 years. His 2012 speech, "Shaking Hands with Death", eloquently describes his process of recognizing and coming to terms with his condition.

Academy Awards 2015: Julianne Moore on Alzheimer's

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Actress Julianne Moore, star of Still Alice, discusses the problem of Alzheimer's with red carpet interviewer Robin Roberts at the 2015 Academy Awards. Moore later received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.

Still Alice, based on the novel of the same name by Lisa Genova, follows professor Alice Howland (Moore) after she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Howland struggles to maintain her career and her relationships with family members as her symptoms worsen.

The Making of "Remember Me"

Project #RememberMe

Artist Chris Mann talks about "Remember Me", his collaborative project with Dr. Rudy Tanzi.

Watch the music video and learn more about the project here.

Greg O'Brien

Greg O'Brien is a veteran Cape Cod journalist. He is the former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and an award-winning writer. O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2010.

A Night On Pluto

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 • 6 p.m.

In 2010 at age 59, longtime reporter and writer Greg O’Brien of Brewster, Massachusetts, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. O’Brien wrote the book “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” about his experience with the disease, which David Shenk, author of “The Forgetting,” turned into a short film as part of his four-film project “Living with Alzheimer’s.”

Honoring Charles Collier, Alzheimer's Advocate

Honoring Charles Collier

At Cure Alzheimer's Fund's 10th anniversary celebration, we honored Alzheimer's advocate Charles Collier for his incredible work fighting the stigma surrounding Alzheimer's disease. Collier is a former senior philanthropic advisor to Harvard University who was diagnosed with early onset AD in 2008. His successor at Harvard, Mr. Alastair Halliday, provided some congratulatory remarks.

Learn more about Collier and his work here.

Charlie Collier at the Boston Public Library

Boston Library Sep 2013

Charlie Collier, retired senior philanthropic advisor for Harvard, speaks at the Boston Public Library about his personal experience with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Charlie Collier

Charles W. Collier

Charles W. Collier, a retired senior philanthropic advisor for Harvard University, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2008. His illness has slowed his speech but not his thinking. Since his diagnosis, Charlie has become an advocate for Alzheimer's sufferers everywhere, promoting awareness and open discussion about the disease.