September 14, 2018

Today's Top Alzheimer's News


JOIN US for UsAgainstAlzheimer’s National Alzheimer’s Summit, “Uniting Communities for a Cure” in Washington, D.C., September 24-26, 2018. Leaders and advocates from diverse communities will work together to develop a clear action agenda. We will highlight efforts to identify common goals, link partners, and unite communities, and build a collaborative framework to catalyze the large-scale change needed to stop AD. Register here.

A September 13, 2018 AtlanticLIVE video of The Atlantic’s “Disrupting Alzheimer’s” event in Chicago this week featured UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Chairman and Co-Founder George Vradenburg, WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s President Jill Lesser and AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer’s Executive Director Stephanie Monroe discussing their personal connection to Alzheimer’s, and efforts to combat this public health issue. What are organizations doing to increase awareness of this crisis? How can sex-based and gender-based research impact the understanding of the disparity among different groups with Alzheimer’s? 

A September 13, 2018 WTTW PBS Chicago Tonight Health article looked to results from a new Phrma report, “Researching Alzheimer’s Medicines: Setbacks and Stepping Stones.” The report analyzed potential Alzheimer’s disease medicines in development. Between 1998 and 2017, four new medicines were approved, a 2.7 percent success rate. Despite these setbacks, pharma companies are researching 92 new potential drugs. According to LatinosAgainst Alzheimer’s Executive Director/UsAgainst Alzheimer’s Chief of Staff Jason Resendez, “The report really demonstrates momentum and shows more shots on goal and that’s critical because it shows a sense of urgency to deliver positive outcomes in the Alzheimer’s space.” 


LIVE TODAY on Facebook from Being Patient, world-renowned Alzheimer's researcher Dr. Bruce Miller of the Global Brain Health Institute at UCSF will discuss personality and behavioral changes that come with brain disease and what to do about them. 4:30pm (EST).


A September 14, 2018 Indiana Public Media “Noon Edition” radio segmentexamined the current state of affairs in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The show welcomed guests Denise Saxman of Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter, Cathleen Weber of the adult day program Better Day Club, Neurologist Dr. Martin Farlow, and Phyllis Ferrell of Eli Lilly. 


According to a September 14, 2018 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, Alzheimer’s Caregiver Advocate Kim Campbell, wife of the late country music legend Glen Campbell, keynotes the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s annual breakfast. WLC, which assists women faced with unexpected crisis including loss of a spouse, unemployment or illness, is the third-largest Women’s Leadership Council in the U.S. “I’m thrilled the WLC is shining a light on caregivers,” said Kim.