Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. — USAgainstAlzheimer's and the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church today announced the launch of the Faith United Against Alzheimer’s Coalition (FUAAC), a cooperative effort to mobilize all elements of the faith community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Tampa, FL (June 1, 2015) – The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has teamed up with African Americans Against Alzheimer’s to host the award-winning Garrett Davis play Forget Me Not at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 27, at USF Theatre I, 3755 USF Holly West, Tampa, FL 33620.

Washington, DC – Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer’s has won the 2015 International Book Award for Autobiography/Memoirs.  Meryl Comer, a former Emmy Award winning reporter, producer and talk show host, writes a poignant and deeply personal account of a professional couple in their prime and what happens when her physician husband is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease at age 58.  On the bestseller lists of the New York Times

Nice, France -- The Global Alzheimer’s Platform (GAP) and the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) announced today that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate Alzheimer’s drug development by building a global, standing, trial-ready platform for Alzheimer’s drug development.  The collaboration represents a significant commitment to work together to recruit patients for clinical trials, to create a high-performing clinical trial system, and to develop a standing adaptive protocol to test new molecules quickly, and move those with promise into

Geneva, Switzerland – Following is a statement by George Vradenburg, convener of the Global CEO Initiative (CEOi) on Alzheimer’s Disease, on today’s announcement by UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that more than $100 million has been raised to support the Dementia Discovery Fund.  The fund, which was created by the British government, is unique because it is bringing together government and industry to on a single disease – dementia.


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