R. Sargent Shriver died today, 1-18-2011

The New York Times has a beautiful tribute to Mr. Shriver.

I love the final quote of the article where Mr. Shriver tells his Yale students, “… look less at yourself and more at each other …”

I hate that we as a nation have lost another person to Alzheimer’s disease, but feel grateful Maria Shriver, Sargent Shriver’s daughter, is an advocate for defeating and teaching about Alzheimer’s. Here is a link from the HBO series, “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?”

Maria, you and your father are admired and respected. I am sorry for your loss, that of your family, and the loss it represents to everyone who has lost or is losing someone to Alzheimer’s disease.