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Washington, DC – The World Dementia Council, meeting for the first time in London, England on Wednesday, agreed to priorities for the upcoming year and to mobilizing a worldwide effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Supported by the UK Government, and an outgrowth of the 2013 G8 Dementia Summit, the World Dementia Council was created to champion innovation in dementia across diagnosis, treatment, and care and to unlock far greater amounts of investment.  The Council will support Dr. Dennis Gillings, the World Dementia Envoy.

WASHINGTON, DC WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, the first and only national network of women organized to speed the pace of research and build momentum in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease - today called for more sex-based research into the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s disease on women in light of a new report that confirmed that women are more than two times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than men. 

WASHINGTON, DC -- WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s – the first national network of women in leadership positions working to speed the pace of research and build real momentum to end Alzheimer’s disease – today announced that Pat Summitt, head coach emeritus of the University Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, will be joining the organization as an honorary founder.

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Neurology – the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology and a leading peer-reviewed publication - published a groundbreaking study from researchers at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago that attributes more than 500,000 deaths in 2010 to Alzheimer’s disease – an amount more than six times the number reported by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

WASHINGTON, DC – The Global CEO Initiative (CEOi) on Alzheimer’s Disease and the New York Academy of Sciences today convened representatives from industry, academia, government and nonprofits to launch the development of a Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP),

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