Sep 112014

MVShowTelevision talk show host and journalist Meredith Vieira launched “The Meredith Vieira Show” earlier this month. On the second episode of her nationally syndicated daytime show, Meredith committed to bringing awareness to Alzheimer’s disease and the cause by welcoming actor Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller. They spoke about how the Alzheimer’s diagnosis of Lauren’s mom affected their lives and how they have created awareness for the cause through their fundraising event Hilarity for Charity. Other notable guests were Ken Dobson and his wife Nikki, who explained how the diagnosis of Ken’s early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 29 has affected their lives. In addition, there was a huge surprise at the end of the show. Watch the videos to hear the stories and to see the surprise ending of the episode that even Meredith didn’t know about!


Watch Lauren Miller and husband Seth Rogen talk about how Lauren’s mother’s Alzheimer’s affected their relationship in the video below.

Lauren Miller talks about how her wedding day three years ago was the last time she really connected with her mom:

Ken and Nikki Dodson of Adrian, Michigan talk about Ken’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis at age 29 in the video below.

Watch the generous surprise for Meredith, a donation made to the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of her late brother Steve:


Thank you to everyone who donated to the Alzheimer’s Association and also to those who participated in this important TV episode to raise awareness of the disease.

You can make a difference, too. Donate to the Alzheimer’s Association or raise funds by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is happening in more than 600 communities nationwide this fall.

  5 Responses to “Alzheimer’s Awareness Comes to The Meredith Vieira Show”

  1. Meredith, many thanks for spreading the word for all caregivrs including me.

  2. When I tell people that my mother, 95, has Alzheimer's, I am usually told "how sad." But what I have learned from my mother and in particular her engagement through art, is that those with Alzheimer's and dementia are still here – still living lives of creativity and joy. She is a genuinely happy and loving person.

  3. Both my parents suffered from Alzheimer's/dementia and have passed on now. I am sorry I missed your show. Hopefully you will air another show about this terrible disease. I walk and raise monies every year for this and pray a cure is found soon. Thank you.

  4. I totally believe that we as Alz. widows can't give up for I know there is a cure someplace in the world. The drs are working on this from around the world bringing new drugs to the fore and giving them to patients such as my husband to help them cope ,and one day be CURED. Thanks for the recognition.
    Chris M

  5. My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago and recently we’ve had to get her into a 24 hour care center. Its so important to get behind this and fi d a cure for this terribly debilitating disease. I am walking in Boulder, Colorado at the end of this week for my mom and others I’ve know who lost this battle.

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