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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.

Washington, DC – USAgainstAlzheimer’s, an innovative and transformational organization demanding greater urgency in the fight against Alzheimer's disease and dementia, today called on Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell to attend the World Health Organization (WHO) First Ministerial Meeting on Dementia.  The meeting, to which the health ministers of 62 nations are invited, will be held on March 16 and 17 in Geneva, Switzerland.   

Health care research and innovation collaborative Optum Labs selected as primary research partner

Washington, DC – The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi) has developed an innovative research initiative with the potential to bring new evidence and innovation to public and private research agendas aimed at redefining care delivery and changing the way future generations are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Washington, DC – UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced new plans on Saturday to tackle dementia in the “The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020,” the UK Government’s bold dementia agenda for the next five years.  The Challenge envisions that by 2020 England will be the global leader in dementia care and research related to dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.  The Government will spend 3 million pounds (US $4.6 milli

Washington, DC – George Vradenburg, Chairman and Co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer’s, today praised Dr. Margaret Hamburg, who announced that she is stepping down as the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March.

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