President Trump Should Open a War on Alzheimer’s

George Vradenburg and Dr. Howard Fillit co-authored the op-ed “Like Nixon’s ‘War on Cancer,’ President Trump should Open a War on Alzheimer’s” placing the urgent need for new approaches to treatments through the clinical trial process in the context of the State of the Union. In the op-ed, the co-authors lay out five steps that will help develop new, effective drugs to fight Alzheimer’s disease, and ask the President to lead the country in taking up this fight.

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Brain Health

The Brain Health Partnership

Our goal is to improve health outcomes for people living with or at risk of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. To accomplish this, we are embarking on a Brain Health Partnership initiative, with others, to make a check-up from the neck up a routine aspect of clinical care, to encourage people to make lifestyle choices that reduce their risk, to accelerate the widespread availability of treatments and medicines, and to reduce health care costs.

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How We are Accelerating a Cure

We’re done waiting. Help us take action and accelerate an Alzheimer’s cure for all. Join us!

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Disparity

The Changing Face of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disproportionately affects Latinos, African Americans, and women. It’s time to build a more inclusive Alzheimer’s movement.

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Caregiving

Millennials and Dementia Caregiving

About half of millennial dementia caregivers stated that caregiving interfered with work, and 33% reported severe interference with work.

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The Role of Tau: What Do We Know?

For 30 years, Professor Claude Wischik, co-founder of TauRx, has explored the role of tau in the development of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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A War on Alzheimer's

Brain Health Partnership

Our Theory of Change

Education

Millennials and Dementia Caregiving

Alzheimer’s Talks

  • A Letter from Our Chairman

    Anyone who has dealt with Alzheimer's knows the terrible toll it takes on patients and their families. I watched in horror as my wife’s brilliant, vibrant, extraordinary mother disappeared into the disease in the early 1990s. Alzheimer’s is a cancer-sized problem, and it demands a cancer-sized solution.

  • A Letter from Our Chairman

    NIH research funding for Alzheimer’s is increasing, but not fast enough to address the crisis at hand. While other disease states have decreasing death rates, the Alzheimer’s death rate has increased at a staggering pace. We need increases in research funding to keep up.

  • A Letter from Our Chairman

    Every 65 seconds another family learns a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I’ve had enough. Join me and demand more funding for Alzheimer’s. Together, we will find a cure. Sincerely, George Vradenburg.

We Are Committed to Stopping Alzheimer's by 2020.

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    A First Look at the Upcoming Film “Remembering Gene Wilder”

    The upcoming film “Remembering Gene Wilder” will give a rare glimpse into Gene Wilder’s personal life and battle with Alzheimer’s. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is proud to be an official community partner of

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    Opinion: Like Nixon’s ‘war on cancer,’ President Trump should open a war on Alzheimer’s

    Re-Posted from STAT News

    By George Vradenburg and Howard M. Fillit

    The time has come in America when the same kind of concerted effort that split the atom and

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    Opinion: The Importance of Productive ‘Failure’ on the Path to Curing Alzheimer’s

    Re-Posted from Modern Consult

    The path to success is paved with failure. Some of the world’s most successful enterprises have achieved breakthrough accomplishments by promoting creativity and risk in the

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Dementia Caregiver's Report

Millenials and Dementia

This issue brief explores millennial caregiving in the United States with the goal of enhancing our understanding of the experiences and challenges of young adults providing care for a family member or friend living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.