Actor Seth Rogen gives his opening statement before a Senate hearing on Alzheimer’s Research

Actor Seth Rogen gives his opening statement before a Senate hearing on Alzheimer’s Research. From C-SPAN3 coverage, watch the complete hearing here: #EndALZ



  • Good for his family ..we need to recognize this very real disease


  • It was a heartfelt & knowledgeable statement. He also was able to speak from experience within his family.
    However, those to whom he was speaking were few in number (many senators decided not to come), with the majority, of the vast number of seats, empty. Of the 4 or so senators who were there, some fell asleep. Unbelievable.
    What does this say about ‘priorities’ regarding a serious health issue affecting many Americans?
    Guess the empty seats & sleeping committee members say it all.
    Wonder who all of those senators are who missed the hearing, & if they’re up for re-election??


  • A very needed message here – thanks 🙂


  • Joey, thank you for including the C-Span link, as I hadn’t seen it. I had seen an interview last night with Seth Rogen expressing his disappointment over the missing, departing and sleeping senators and the message that sent about our government’s position on this dreadful disease. Although I would not wish this disease on anyone, I think more senators and their loved ones may have to be personally affected before needed research levels will be funded, as I don’t think aging Americans as a group is much of a concern to them, until it involves votes and campaign contributions. I pray they prove me wrong. Baby Boomers are a big group (estimated at 35% of the population), so are the ones who can make enough noise to create change, and should be doing so since we are the ones who will otherwise become the huge increase in Alzheimer’s cases by 2050. We owe that, if not to ourselves, then to our children and grandchildren.


  • Well said EJ. When I can’t find my keys or remember someone’s name ~ the fear strikes. When the people making the decisions are younger than you ~ they are making decisions for themselves and the now. It may take a generation of paying through the expense and heart break of all this to realized they have to do something ~ to realize, if the don’t ~ my NOW will be their FUTURE ~


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