Personal story for Shriver: series on Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver brings series on Alzheimer's to NBC News upon return

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Personal story for Shriver: series on Alzheimer's
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FILE - This May 1, 2012 file photo shows Maria Shriver speaking at the 7th Annual MOCA Award to Distinguished Women in the Arts luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Shriver says her daughter Christina is so terrified of her mother getting Alzheimer’s disease that she’s constantly introducing her to games that will keep her mom’s mind active. There’s a family history to explain the concern: Maria Shriver’s father, Sargent, died of Alzheimer’s in 2011 at age 95. Maria, who is back at NBC News, began a week-long series of reports on Alzheimer’s that is airing on the “Today” show, “Nightly News” and other network platforms starting Tuesday, Sept. 3. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Maria Shriver says her daughter is so terrified of her mother getting Alzheimer's disease that she's constantly introducing her to games that will keep her mom's mind active.

There's a family history to explain the concern: Maria Shriver's father, Sargent, died of Alzheimer's at age 95 in 2011. Maria, who is back at NBC News, began a weeklong series of reports on Alzheimer's that is airing on the "Today" show, "Nightly News" and other network platforms starting Tuesday.

Shriver told of her daughter's concern Tuesday on a Google Plus discussion that also featured actor Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller. Rogen says he's encouraged that the disease is starting to get more visibility.

Shriver's series will also discuss an experimental drug given to people before they exhibit symptoms.

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