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February 27, 2020 - George Vradenburg

New WEF-CEOi initiative is a promising step forward

A new global multi-stakeholder partnership being launched is a promising – and necessary – step forward in the global effort to effectively combat Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
July 23, 2019 - George Vradenburg

Brain Health Redux

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s continues urgent call for a new approach to brain health across the lifespan
April 17, 2019 - George Vradenburg

Yesterday's Dream is Today's Reality

Trish and I were married for 49 years. April 17 marked the second anniversary of her passing -- from a heart attack. I know, in her unique humor that animated our lives and in her writing for "Designing Women", "Family Ties" and "Kate and Allie", she is probably saying, "George, we picked the wrong disease." In truth, curing Alzheimer's was always her passion. Her fight -- our shared fight -- was for her mother. We decided not to stand aside and leave this to somebody else but rather to challenge this disease ourselves. So, in 2010, we founded UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (with
April 12, 2019 - George Vradenburg

Opinion: We can accelerate a cure for Alzheimer's

Reposted from The Hill. By George Vradenburg Since the first cases were diagnosed in 1981, 1.8 million Americans have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. A positive diagnosis was once thought to be a death sentence and the disease was considered one of the greatest public health crises ever. In response, the federal government poured massive resources into developing treatments and now, thanks to pharmacological and other research, HIV/AIDS is considered a chronic but no longer life-threatening condition. By comparison, 5.8 million Americans today are battling Alzheimer’s disease, with a new case being diagnosed every 65 seconds. By 2050, the number of
February 05, 2019 - George Vradenburg

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 took man to the moon should be turned toward conquering this dread disease.” That was President Nixon in his State of the Union address 48 years ago. The dread disease he was talking about was cancer, the second leading cause of death in the country, and he used the address to open his “war on cancer.” Since then, we have made major strides against that disease. Death rates have been declining