2013 Global NeuroDiscovery Challenge
Why Are Women More at Risk for Alzheimer's?
$100,000 in prizes
Enter by August 31, 2013
Meet The Challenge
Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer's, 3.4 million are women.
It's time for more women to take action to demand a cure.
10.5 million women care for someone with Alzheimer's and 70 percent of all unpaid caregivers are women.
Alzheimer's is the greatest health crisis of the 21st century and women are on the front lines of this epidemic.
WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s (WA2) harnesses the power and creative energy of women - the disease's disproportionate victims, as patients and caregivers – to create a new approach to finding a cure and to build a movement that commits our nation to a bold and aggressive plan for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Learn more about how we plan to stop Alzheimer's
The WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s founding members are distinguished women leaders from across the nation who care passionately about addressing the Alzheimer's crisis. Our founding members represent a wide spectrum of backgrounds and include professional experts in brain and medical research, health policy, caregiver and patient support, the arts, marketing, media and communications. Our founders also include women who have demonstrated leadership through civic and volunteer engagement.
Learn about our founders
Share Your Story
Your voice helps bring Alzheimer's out of the shadows.
Join our community of Story Tellers united in their determination to stop Alzheimer's! Share your personal story, a photo of a loved one, or a video telling us about your experience.
Together, we can show our leaders in Washington and beyond why we must make finding a cure for Alzheimer's a national priority!