Seth Rogen calls out senators for walking out on his Alzheimer’s speech

Seth Rogen

I could sing Seth Rogen’s praises forever. I don’t even like all of his manchild-oriented movies, but he seems like a really good guy. By all accounts, he’s very lovable, gracious, and humbled by his own success as an actor. Here’s how cool this guy is: A few years ago at SXSW, Seth approached Pajiba writer Dan Carlson. These two men look so much alike, and people kept yelling, “Hey, Seth!” at Dan. Seth took it very well and just walked up to Dan and said, “Hey, me!” I’ve always liked that story.

Now onto the serious stuff. Seth and his wife, screenwriter and actress Lauren Miller, have started a foundation called Hilarity for Charity. The foundation funds research for sufferers of Alzheimers. Seth went to Capitol Hill yesterday to talk to a Senate committee. Seth seeks to stop the stigma surrounding a disease that most people would like to ignore. Both of Lauren’s parents have suffered from the disease, and Seth has witnessed the deterioration of his mother-in-law. This speech is both heartrending and hilarious because Seth is a master of self-deprecation. He also made a great House of Cards joke. Here’s the video.

Seth isn’t done yet. He isn’t impressed that only two senators stayed for his whole speech. He’s now rightfully calling them out on Twitter. You go, Seth Rogen.

Seth Rogen

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  1. nico says:

    I’m glad he called them out for their lack of interest about a serious disease.

    • Lily says:

      Unfortuantly, some people only start to become interested in causes that affect them personally or can make them money

      • Mel M says:

        Agree 100%, my daughter has epilepsy which is also very misunderstood and stigmatized. Neurological disorders are the least understood and the most devastating in my opinion. A lot of my “friends” have little interest in learning about epilepsy or my daughter so they have pretty much ignored her. I would call them associates now. When something like this devastates you personally you learn who are your true friends.

      • Lisa says:

        +1. It’s not a “sexy” disease. If people can romanticize or cutesy something up, then it’s marketable. Alzheimer’s is terrible, no matter how you dress it up.

    • SonjaMarmeladova says:

      There is a stigma surrounding Alzaheimer’s?

      • Rachel says:

        I don’t know if it’s a stigma so much as something people want to ignore. I don’t know how to describe how it affects all involved. But I feel like it makes people around you uncomfortable to witness the decline and how it affects the family, so they prefer to be absent. Like if they don’t see it, they don’t have to think about it or think that it might happen to them.

      • FLORC says:

        I’m caught on that too.
        Though I agree with Lily above. If it can’t make them money why give them your time, but a stigma? That word is overused.

        Herpes and HIV are stigmatized. Everything else is a personal opinion and not a general feeling of an illness that bring universal shame.

        Family and those it personally affects might feel shame, but those strangers who witness it and know what might be the case aren’t yelling in the streets for you to lock your loved one up out of their sight.

        Good for Seth doing this and calling them out, but he shouldn’t be suprised by senators not taking him seriously. He’s got an uphill battle against his stoner, man,boy reputation. It will not be easy for him.

      • LadySlippers says:

        Any neurological disorder, yes, has some form of stigma attached to it. In the US, almost anything that involves the brain freaks people out, so: mental illness, strokes, dementia, traumatic brain injury, etc. all makes people run for the hills. Up thread a mother posted about her child’s epilepsy and the stigma attached to it. People in 2014 STILL think it’s because the person who has epilepsy is possessed by the devil — that is just one stigma among many.

        I think part of the problem is people can visualise a broken bone but not a broken brain. Or they fail to see mental illness as a physical disease because they think that you can just snap your fingers and be cured. Sad really.

        And the fact of the matter is dementia is going to cost the US (and the world) BILLIONS of dollars unless we stop doing thing that increases our chances of getting it (ex. sugar/processed food/ refined carbs is a huge culprit but it’s only one of several contributing factors). We need to stay well ahead of dementia because it is preventable.

      • Mel M says:

        @Florc. I don’t know if you’re addressing Alzheimer’s alone with your statement but in the case of epilepsy I have been told before by strangers that I should in fact institutionalize my daughter, or lock her up as you would say. I’m not the one whose ashamed of her though I can tell you that. I’ve heard plenty of other parents with children that have epilepsy that they have been told the same from many people. There is a stigma that goes along with epilepsy, just look at Coach Kill. So just because you’ve never seen it or heard about it doesn’t mean it’s not there or doesn’t happen. People assume you cannot function in society or do normal things if you have epilepsy and while sometimes that may be true many times it is not. You can be a typical functioning person who has very good seizure control but once people learn you have epilepsy you are deemed as damaged. This is all coming from my personal experience and the experiences of others I know who have children with epilepsy or have epilepsy themselves.

      • DebraSam says:

        This is for Mel M,

        ((Hugs to you and your daughter)) Stay strong and keep on advocating and educating!!

      • FLORC says:

        I was only addressing alzheimers. And it was not my intent to lump all neurological disorders into the same catagory, if it seems like I have.

        And I have several friends with varying forms of epilepsy. From a mild face twitch to some having to take daily medication and routinely fast.

        It’s my opinion that there are terrible people that will take it upon themselves to tell others how to parent or what diseases are the devil’s work, etc… I think these people are some of the worst. Though I don’t consider their out of line, unsolicited remarks a stigma over all. Just rudeness at it’s core.

        Overall, people that will judge you over an illness or disorder are pretty foolish. And it various so widely I just don’t think it’s a stigma overall and more location and culture to location and culture.

        And i’m not saying because I personally don’t see it it doesn’t happen. Just that it’s not a universally accepted truth that if you’re not without neurological disorders you’re not capable of contributing to society.
        I can say I’ve never encountered it and my friends that I believe to be quite open about their condition have never claimed to be subject to such opinions. 1 was very crossed when given their diving license. The image had them in a wheelchair… but that is another story.

        And Sorry you and your family have had to deal with such people and opinons. It’s not right.

      • sienna says:

        Read the novel Still Alice by Lisa Genova, it does a great job of portraying early onset Alzheimer’s and how it affects the individual, their family and the corresponding stigma.

      • Mel M says:

        @debrasam thanks for the hugs. My daughter will be turning two this Saturday which is bittersweet since she is not able to do most things a typical two year old can but she is the sweetest soul on earth.

      • ol cranky says:

        institutionalize for a seizure disorder? what friggen century are those people living in?!

      • CHT says:

        Florc you IGNORANT TWIT… of course there is stigma attached to Alzeimer’s just like there is stigma attached to any psychological disorder. People aren’t able to perform the normal functions expected of them in social settings and often times friends and family forget that the inflicted can’t control themselves… they shun them and treat them like outcasts and pretend they don’t exist. There isn’t even any sympathy because people assume it’s just a case of forgetfulness and not really a full blown debilitating disease. I’ve watched my mother deteriorate as a human being as those around her have become more and more contemptuous. People like you who can’t fathom something being reality because they fail to recognize their ignorance are PATHETIC!

      • Sam says:

        Of course there is a stigma attached to Alzheimer’s (and other neurological diseases) . Why is this even up for debate? I think if you do not have first-hand experience with these kinds of illnesses, you really should not comment on the issue. To say to people who have experienced it and the contempt from society, that NO you’re imagining it, there’s no such thing… really infuriating.

        And FLORC, of course it’s not a universally accepted truth or part of the culture. No one admits to it. It’s not like society’s going to gather up and declare, “Yeah…those sick people suck…. let’s stigmatize them”. These things are never that blatant b/c it’s not that people are inherently bad. I think the type of stigma Seth Rogen is talking about is one arising from a lack of understanding about the disease.

  2. Kiddo says:

    They don’t care about anything but themselves. They’ve proven it time and again.

  3. dorothy says:

    You go Seth! Perhaps those Senator’s constitutes should take note of that at re-election.

  4. Thaisajs says:

    As someone who lives in DC and has gone to a lot of Senate hearings, I can say with certainty it had nothing to do with him or his issue. Senators rarely stay for hearings unless there are a lot of TV cameras around and live coverage. They stay to give a speech, say how important the issue is, and then leave for more meetings. Most likely, they had no idea who Seth Rogan was and could care less. Now, if it had been George Clooney…

    • magpie says:

      +1 He shouldn’t take it personally. Like you said they stick around for business which concerns them directly. It’s not that they don’t care about Alzheimer’s, it’s just that there are so many other issues and meetings to attend to.

      • mercy says:

        She said they stick around when there are more cameras and big name stars involved, which I can believe. Funny how they manage to find time in their undeniably busy schedules then. Presumably more of their constituents are directly affected by Alzheimers than the also very worthy and important causes repped by Clooney, Affleck, etc.

    • Jen says:

      Agree. Unfortunately, the members of Congress get just a star struck as many other folks do. Affleck was testifying at the same time, so they probably went to his testimony instead. When Pitt did hill visits a few years ago, he shut the place down and they all wanted to be in the pictures and Clooney–same thing. Great issue, no star quality. Sad but true. I wish it could be otherwise, but probably not going to happen.

      • mercy says:

        If that’s the case, it’s a good indication of how they will treat the general public: ‘Sorry, no time for you or your cause because you’re not a Clooney or Jolie.’

      • Jen says:

        @ mercy, the same can be said of the big money “men”. They sit still for them all the time and let them write legislation, so I wouldn’t get too mad at just Hollywood. Scream at the tobacco and big pharma types and all the deep pocket, back room type guys (Koch Brothers, who try and buy elections). They are the real villains. Hollywood folks don’t write the stuff that makes water and air dirty for a few bucks. Not defending Congress, just putting it all in perspective.

      • mercy says:


        I don’t blame the celebrities at all. On the contrary, they’re doing a good service on behalf of some very worthy causes. I blame the politicians who seem to care mainly about getting attention for themselves and lining their pockets. These are the people big money gets elected and needless to say that’s who they cater to. There needs to be more attention to this problem by the media and some serious efforts made towards campaign reform. Unfortunately the Supreme Court justices appointed by Reagan and both Bush’s have made the situation even worse.

    • CTgirl says:

      Agree with your assessment. Anything to shine the light on this devastating condition but it should be pointed out that Seth Rogan is a Canadian citizen and should be testifying in front of his government for funding and research. Perhaps he should facilitate a North America partnership for addressing this issue.

      • mercy says:

        His wife is American and it’s her parents who have Alzheimer’s.

        It’s not a bad idea to get more countries involved, though. It would bring more attention to the problems and I’m sure there’s a lot we could learn from each other. From what I understand, Canada has social workers designated to help families secure long term care for loved ones with diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

      • L says:

        He has dual citizenship (he’s talked about voting in the last few US elections)

      • lunchcoma says:

        As others have mentioned, he’s an American citizen. He’s not even one who lives abroad – he lives in Los Angeles and has since he was a teenager. I don’t see how he has any less stake in what goes on in the US than any other citizen.

    • starrywonder says:

      I have been working in government (and had to be at Hill testimonies) for more than 11 years. What Thasia said is true. They get their comments on the record and bounce. A few years back when there were hearings on Iraq they all stayed and grandstand like mofos though since they knew that was going to be on CNN, in the newspapers, etc.

  5. Dreamyk says:

    Seth rocked it. Both of my grandmother’s died of Alzheimers. My mother is petrified of getting it. It’s real. It’s scary as hell and it absolutely needs more funding and research and especially care giver support. I took zero days off taking care of my grandmother in her last years. Her pension washed her out of government paid for programs but the pension wasn’t enough to cover certified adult day care giver to allow me a few hours off a week. How much did these certified adult day care givers want per hour? $20..that’s $80 for 4 hours of free time a week..$350 a month.

    Enough with crap like Viagra. Having sex is a luxury. Let’s take care of our grandparents and parents and provide for those who put aside their personal lives to honor their loved ones who are keeping promises to keep them out of nursing homes and allowing them to die with dignity in the comfort of their own home.

    • werty says:

      I lost my grandma a couple of years ago and im so glad my aunts are all nurses, she could keep her dignity and die at home cause of them. They all work with the elderly and none of them wanted her in a elderly home. Swedens elderly care is f ed up at the moment, they all say that theres no dignity or respect anymore, just cuts in meds, food etc. I cant even imagine what will happen when my parents are too old/sick to take care of themselfes but theres no way im putting them in a home. They took care of me so ill take care of them. Sadly not everonethinks its their resposibility to care for their older family members.

      • bluhare says:

        werty, I bet it’s the same everywhere. If you have money you have great care, and if you don’t you get what the state will pay for.

      • Ruby Tuesday says:

        It’s a hard road to travel. My mother had a stroke five years a go which left her paralyzed on her right side and unable to talk, write or read. She’s living with me (on a different continent) and doing well under the circumstances at 81, but it continues to be tough. I’m glad she’s here and I’m sure she would be long dead if I’d put her in a home, but it also destroyed my marriage. Still, she looked after me when I was young, so this is what I owe her.

  6. Dawn says:

    I think that both the Senate and the House have been bought up by big business like the Koch brothers and now only do the bidding that these people tell them to do. So sad because Ronald Reagan was a victim of this awful disease and more of us will be as wll. But unless there is money to be made for big business it seems that the Congress, the Senate, the Supreme Court and even the White House no longer give a care about what is good for the people of this country. We need more people calling out our elected officials on this crap so good for him, at least he walks his talk.

  7. Mela says:

    That’s horrible. Those senators should be freaking ashamed of themselves. Good for Seth speaking up about Alzheimer’s and calling those senators out. I’m sorry that his parents went through it. I’ve lost my great-grandmother to AD a few years ago. This disease is especially hard on the family members and friends, who have to lose their loved one to this disease for years.

    You think politicians would be interested in this with 1) the raising population of people who have AD and 2) the high expected cost associated with AD. If anyone’s interested in some of the figures:

    • SpunkyPR says:

      Thank you for the link Mela. My mom was just diagnosed with Alzheimer and both of her brothers. I wonder how long before people start seeing this as an epidemic? Will it get attention then? With the number of people being diagnosed, it can no longer be ignored. In my family alone, I have about 5 family members, that have passed or been diagnosed.

  8. lylaooo says:

    politicians.. are the same in every country !! shamelesss !!

  9. ReignbowGirl says:

    Not only is Seth Rogan Canadian (yay!) (and, yes, I know he has dual Canadian/American citizenship), and from my city (woo, Vancouver!), but he pulls no punches when talking about both the horror of this illness and those in power who do nothing to support the research needed to bring an end to it. My mum is dying by increments of it, and those who love her are all dying a little bit with her. Every one of those senators should be called to task for bailing on that hearing; the Canadian government, too, should be ashamed for continuing to sweep this under the rug and not develop a strategy for caring for our elderly. We’re all going to be old one day (with any sort of luck); why are we not planning for this future?

    • LadySlippers says:

      {{HUGS}} ReignbowGirl. {{HUGS}}

    • Tiffany :) says:

      ReignbowGirl, please know my heart goes out to you. Much love to you, sweetheart.

    • To speak to the Canadian government…there’s not the money to spend on it…not as long as Harper wants to give tax cuts to only the wealthiest part of the country, drive our vets into desperation and suicide [but don't die before the end of the month or your spouse will be billed for the disability payment], and push through an oil pipeline that only allows his buddies in the Alberta oil industry to get richer. The state of long term care in Canada is horendous and I say this as someone who has lost family to Alzheimer’s as well as the daughter of a geriatric nurse who sees this crap day in and out.

      Really, I’m sort of terrified of what will happen as the Baby Boomers age…aside the fact that I’ll never see a dime I’ve paid into CPP…just because of how broken the support systems for the elderly are.

  10. BendyWindy says:

    I think there’s irony in the fact that Congress doesn’t care about Alzheimer’s since it will probably begin affecting them personally any day now.

  11. L says:

    That speech was amazing. Brought a tear to my eye. What a class act.

    But yes, as a DC native-this is par for the course for committee meetings. They don’t care about anyone but themselves. Remember during the government shutdown there were congressional meetings? The entire joint chiefs and all the military top brass were there. To talk to 3 people. There’s a picture floating out there somewhere.

  12. vangroovey says:

    Think what he is doing for Alzheimer’s is great. Definitely.

    But for me, he is definitely one of those people who I used to adore, but find myself falling out of love with…..quickly. I actually find him kind of full of himself, now. I don’t buy a word of his self-deprecation shtick anymore.

    And can someone explain to me why that “Hi me!” story is indicative of a great guy? I’m not being snarky. I just honestly do not get why that exchange even hints at being “nice” or “cool” or anything….what am I missing here?

    • mercy says:

      Maybe it’s a case of him playing himself in too many movies and you’re getting burned out on it. He definitely needs some better movies that don’t rely so heavily on his usual schtick.

    • MollyMaxwell says:

      If it helps turn your ardour back in his favour, I’ve had dealings with him a few times through my job and he’s a genuinely good guy. Whenever anyone asks, I always describe him as just like every guy I hung out with in high school – totally low key, and not at all pretentious. He’s also more quiet and thoughtful in a non-spotlight setting than when he’s got his on screen personality turned up to 11.

      I did get a weird vibe from his wife the one time I met her (before they were married). She was following him around with her hand hooked into the back pocket of his jeans and giving the stink eye to any woman he talked to. Maybe it was just an off day for her.

      • vangroovey says:

        Thanks for the insider info! And I have to agree about his wife. She definitely is giving me some kind of vibe, and it ain’t good. It’s like she has perma-stinkface.

  13. An epidemic ignored says:

    Alzheimers and dementia are at epidemic levels in this country. The costs are astounding. Not just the exorbitant cost of skilled care, but the cost to caregivers, many of whom must set aside their own lives to provide care. The fact that our lawmakers don’t give a —- is indicative of how corrupt our government has become. They only care about the issues that they are paid (by lobbyists, corporations and other donors) to care about. Certainly it is never about what is affecting the American people.

    • bluhare says:


    • Tiffany :) says:

      I completely agree!!! This issue is only going to become more and more important as the Baby Boom generation gets older. We NEED to take action NOW to make sure that people are getting the care they need.

      It is long past time that the US revamp the way congressional campaigns are funded and the entire lobbying industry. Now, being a member of Congress isn’t a career destination, it is the first stepping stone to the real goal: to get a job as a highly paid lobbiest.

    • LadySlippers says:

      I don’t think it’s a matter of just not giving a damn. There are lots of other factors at play. One, most politicians now care more about Big Business and The Lobbies than people. Plus, they’ve long since sold their soul to finance another election. Some might give a damn but the system has tied their hands.

      I truly think the USA would be SO much better off if we unhitched our wagons from Big Business, banned The LARGE Lobbies (these were supposed to be a voice for the unheard yet they now drown out the very populace they were created to champion), created free or low cost elections, and dumped pork barrel politics. Not saying it’d be perfect but we would be much closer to what a government is supposed to do — work for US the people and not various corporations.

  14. Christin says:

    This is one of many debilitating illnesses that tends to be ignored. People seem to recognize cancer, yet may not fully understand the impact of illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, RA, lupus, etc. They can also be life-altering for both sufferer and those close to them (sometimes for decades).

    Kudos to Seth and his wife for their efforts. I will always commend MJF for going public with his illness and starting a foundation for Parkinson’s, another debilitating but lesser recognized disease.

  15. mercy says:

    I adore him. Good for him for trying to bring attention to a disease that affects more people than many of the other issues these politicians manage to find time for.

  16. Melymori says:

    Last year my father was missed diagnosed with Alzheimer, he was so ashamed that he didn’t tell anyone, it took him almost 4 months since his diagnosis to come clean to me and even then he asked me to not tell anyone, not even my mother (they are still married) Of course I didn’t obeyed him and a couple of days later after several tests he was finally diagnosed with depression, but I still remember how devastated he was when he told me and how scared I was… after reading all I could on the internet about the disease I even thought that a Cancer diagnosis would have been better.

    This shows the kind of human being Seth is, and for that he has earned an eternal supporter of whatever he does. I hope that sooner rather than later we start doing something about this disease.

  17. Narsa says:

    Great speech Seth is a real stand up man husband & son in law , he brought his wife to tears with his support & for that I’m sure he will be getting laid indefinitely whenever & wherever in heaping amounts for the rest of his marriage , well done what a supportive husband & smart man

  18. Teddy says:

    It’s because he isn’t a big spending corporate potential donor. They would have all been sitting there drooling if it had been some drug company trying to get approval for a phoney pill.

  19. Vampi says:

    “All I really wanna say is that they don’t really care about us!” -MJJ

  20. Maureen says:

    Because when a H’wood actor steps up to the podium the whole Senate should drop what they’re doing or risk being accused of “disinterest” and being horrible people, right? Maybe his speech was f*cking BORING. I have no idea. But I do know this: there are numerous organizations and thousands of individuals doing precious work on behalf of Alzheimers’ awareness. This Hollywood doofus isn’t the only one whose voice matters.

    • Lisa says:

      Well, we couldn’t have a thousand and one people working on it now, could we? I don’t really love or hate SR, but you’re throwing a lot of skepticism where it doesn’t seem warranted.

    • mercy says:

      I’m sure those hard working, caring individuals and organisations appreciated the “Hollywood doofus” stepping up to the plate and trying to get more attention for their cause. They probably wouldn’t find what he had to say boring, either (couldn’t be any more boring for Congress folks than listening to some of their self-serving colleagues grandstand for the cameras.)

  21. Petunia says:

    First thought that came to mind when I read the headline and saw Seth’s pic was “Fozzie Bear goes To Washington”. I applaud Fozzie for bringing this debilitating disease to the Capital. Although don’t think this is the first time the Senators heard about the need for more funding for Alzheimers research.

    • Maureen says:

      Exactly! But he seems to think HIS speech is special. For him to go on Twitter to accuse these Senators of not caring about Alzheimer’s because they didn’t attend HIS speech is the height of arrogance and entitlement.

      • Cmoore says:

        I agree. There have been numerous hearings over the years and well attended. Ask Brook Shield or David Hyde Pierce who actually participated in many of the Alzheimer’s Association events. Rogen just started his own Alzheimer’s charity. Why can’t he just help the Alzheimer’s Assoc if he wants to help? I’ve volunteered for many of their events and appreciate the celebrities who support them.

  22. Slimmer says:

    It’s because the politicians that walked out actually have Alzheimers so they got confused. That would explain why this country is so messed up.

  23. Karen says:

    I really wish there were term limits. We need to get rid of all these career politicians who do not care one bit about what is going on with the people in this country. This is a horrible, devastating disease. My grandfather was the sweetest man you ever wanted to meet. He suffered with this for 10 years until it took his life.

    • Redheadwriter says:

      I’ve long been a fan of term limits. There’s too much dead weight turning what was supposed to be a representation of the people and making it a career. It was never meant to be a career! Term limits would curtail the “professional” politician, reduce the ability of big corporations and lobbies to influence those in office, and stop the silliness of ‘junior’ lawmakers from being stymied by ‘senior’ lawmakers. Got my vote!

  24. Mandy says:

    Ahhh, as if I needed more reasons to love this guy!

  25. MrsBPitt says:

    My sister’s mother-in-law has had Alzheimer’s for 15 years…it has wiped them out financially…

  26. jwoolman says:

    The thing to really watch is how the Senators vote, not how long they stay in a hearing which will all be available to them in written or video form later. They don’t schedule hearings and meetings in consecutive, non-overlapping order, so for all we know those senators could have had other meetings to attend as well. That’s why they may go just as long as it takes them to put whatever they want to say on the record (even just being there briefly signals their interest). Seth should have known that if he hopes to affect legislation. Or maybe he did, but was in a snarky mood.

  27. KB says:

    Two of my grandparents had Alezheimer’s before they passed and I never felt anything but sympathy and support from other people. Maybe it is different for the spouses. I still feel like depression, bipolar disorder, skizophrenia, etc. are much more stigmatized in terms of mental health disorders. But I guess comparing one illness to another is unfair. They’re all terrible for the people suffering and their families. And they’re all ignored by people who don’t understand them.

  28. Kristin says:

    Your comment is so willfully ignorant that I find it offensive. So only “experts” are allowed to speak out about important issues that affect millions of ordinary people? Yes, he is actor and a very financially successful one at that. He could chose to just sit around and play video games all day long if he wanted to, but instead he is choosing to use his celebrity in a positive way by attempting to bring much-needed attention to a very important cause. He doesn’t have to be an “expert” on Alzheimer’s to speak out about an issue that has personally affected his family. He is attempting to combat this devastating illness by bringing attention and financing in support of those who suffer in silence. I respect him tremendously for his effort. Who are you to pass judgment? What exactly have YOU done lately?

  29. Metis lady says:

    I am proud of Seth Rogan for speaking out as it is obviously out of live for his wife and her family. You totally can’t knock a guy for it.
    Neurological disorders are widely misunderstood because we are still learning about them and they affect everyone differently. My mom nearly died from a brain aneurysm 7 years ago and slowly she is deteriorating mentally and now physically. She is only 62 and it’s hard to watch her struggle with speech, memory, movement
    ..ect. She used to be vibrant and strong but she has changed so much. I admit I get angry sometimes because she is not the same mom and grandma she used to be, it’s like your already mourning them before they die.
    I’m only 35 and I take care of my children and my mom.
    To all those who shared your stories *****hugs from Canada****

  30. Linda says:

    I would like to know which Senators stayed for the speech?
    If it is my Senator, I plan to call and complain.

  31. Cmoore says:

    There have been many actors and other entertainers testifying before congress in support of the Alzheimer’s Association over the years including Brook Sheilds and David Hyde Pierce. They were their to support an established Alzheimer’s association and have participated in many events sponsored by the organization. They had great attendance at the hearings when they attended. Maybe Rogen has a credibility issue and he is promoting his own new Alzheimer’s charity. Maybe he should have become involved in an established group that has already done so much in getting information and programs for dementia to others. JMHO