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WASHINGTON, DC – UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2) co-founders George and Trish Vradenburg were honored today at the Sixth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show, presented by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, for their many contributions to ending Alzheimer’s disease. The event, emceed by Fox News television anchor Chris Wallace, featured a presentation on “New Frontiers in Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment,” as well as a runway show by Oscar de la Renta.

WASHINGTON, DC—Following is a statement by George Vradenburg, chairman of UsAgainstAlzheimer's, on the announcement that Eli Lilly and Company and AstraZeneca's experimental BACE inhibitor drug for Alzheimer's is advancing to Phase 3 clinical trials

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2016—Today’s Alzheimer’s disease drug pipeline, marred by more than a decade of high failure rates and public underinvestment, is offering near-term promise with 17 drugs on pace to launch in the next five years, according to a recent analysis conducted by ResearchersAgainstAlzheimer’s (RA2), an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2) network. If only some of those drugs are successful in late-stage trials and cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the potential innovations will be a much-needed stimulus to the goal of stopping America’s most costly disease, one that affects approximately 5.3 million Americans, a number that is expected to rise precipitously during the next few decades.    

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The new Leader’s Guide for Season of Caring (available from Amazon ) is a first-of-its-kind guide to facilitating Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiver support groups. Authored by Dr. Richard L. Morgan and published by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Clergy Network, the Leader’s Guide provides structure and guidance for a 10-week support group based on the book Seasons of Caring: Meditations for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregivers.

WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2016) – Trish and George Vradenburg, co-founders of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, will receive Research!America’s Gordon and Llura Gund Leadership Award for their role and leadership in advancing solutions to the Alzheimer’s crisis.

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