Maria Shriver Examines Impact of Alzheimer's on Women as Caregivers and Patients

"We know how devastating Alzheimer's is and how important it is for families to have access to the information they need to help them cope. We are honored to be partnering with The Shriver Report on this groundbreaking study and hope our reporting can help shed new light on this heartbreaking disease," said ABC News president David Westin. As the report's media partner, ABC News will provide a week of coverage on the topic across all broadcasts and platforms.

The reports' release will precede Maria Shriver's March on Alzheimer's on Oct. 24, the kickoff event for her annual Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. Alzheimer's advocate Leeza Gibbons, conference co-chairs actor Peter Gallagher, Dixie Chicks' Maines, actress and activist Soleil Moon Frye, and members of the cast of "Glee" will join Shriver for the event.

This report is the second in a series of Shriver Reports. Last year, the Center for American Progress partnered with Shriver to publish "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything," which highlighted the fact that women are about two-thirds of the country's primary breadwinners and co-breadwinners.

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