Category: Lives Changed

February 15, 2017

From Heart Valve Disease Patient to Awareness Ambassador

Learn how one couple's experience with heart valve disease led them to educate others about the disease through an Ambassador program with the American Heart Association.
September 7, 2016

What My Grandparents Mean to Me (And a Word about My Mom)

Sunday is Grandparents Day. This is the story of some amazing grandparents. 
June 30, 2016

Lives Changed: Grandmother’s Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Impacts Change

In this Lives Changed entry, Alliance for Aging Research's Communications Associate Breanna Bishop recounts how her grandmother's Alzheimer's disease diagnosis impacted her life. Here is the story of how this experience led her to want to make a difference in the lives of others affected by the disease.
June 16, 2016

We Are Family: Alzheimer’s Caregivers and the Role of Community

Jeanie Harris and Sharon R. Melancon had their lives changed when their 91-year-old mom, Peggy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Here is their story of how they endured the heartache of losing their mom, found the support in the love of family, and started a community to connect their fellow Alzheimer's caregivers.
May 17, 2016

Lives Changed: Lori Greene’s Journey with Stroke

In the first entry in our blog series, Lives Changed, Lori Greene shares her journey with stroke.