Actress Marcia Gay Harden revealed her mom’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis in an statement to Yahoo Celebrity. The Code Black star is determined to raise awareness on the disease.
Marcia Gay Harden has recently partnered with Biogen in their campaign Notes To Remember, destined to raise awareness on Alzheimer’s disease. The campaign offers consistent information and help to identify the early signs of the condition, get educated so that you can separate myths from facts and have real expectations and much more.
For example, it is very useful to recognize the early signs and symptoms and separate them from the normal signs of old age:
- Forgetting the rules of your favorite game
- Struggling to remember or to follow a recipe you normally know by heart
- Asking the same question repeatedly
- Stopping in the middle of a phrase, not knowing how to continue
- Getting irritated more frequently and at the same time feeling confused and suspicious
- Losing interest in social activities that you used to like being a part of
All these are possible signs of an early onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The campaign’s website offers full guidance, so you might want to check it out.
Harden has joined forces with the company headquartered in Cambridge, MA to spread the message. And her choice to be involved in the project was the effect of a personal experience with the disease. More precisely, it is a diagnosis that her mother has received.
“My mother suffers from Alzheimer’s,”, she revealed to Yahoo Celebrity, adding that it was “deeply important” to her to play an active role in Biogen’s campaign.
The actress shared more about her experience in dealing with her mother’s Alzheimer’s on social media. “Some of the first symptoms of my mom’s Alzheimer’s disease that I noticed were her losing the ability to do things she once loved”, the 57-year-old wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo of her mother and her.