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Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease

December 15, 2016

The 6th leading cause of death in the US, and the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disorder that irreversibly destroys brain…

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The National Cost of Alzheimer’s is Projected to Reach $1.2 Trillion by 2050, But We Can Change This.

November 5, 2015

Join America’s Charities, now through December, as we highlight different nonprofits and share how individuals and companies can Shape the Future of various causes through workplace giving…

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The True Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease and Why Funding Research Now is So Critical

August 24, 2015

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, yet it is the only cause of death among the top 10…

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Big Data Confirm Amyloid’s Role in Early Alzheimer’s

June 2, 2015

In two studies receiving international attention, 2013-16 BrightFocus grantee Rik Ossenkoppele, PhD, of Vrije Universiteit (VU) Medical Center, Amsterdam, and colleagues in the Netherlands have…

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Telling Others That You or a Loved One has Alzheimer’s Disease

April 21, 2015

There are two scenes in the movie “Still Alice” when Alice or her husband is suddenly confronted with questions about her behavior. The first happened…

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Invest in medical research for our future prosperity

January 20, 2015

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing public health and societal crisis. The disease ravages the mind and often leaves loved ones unable to recognize family members…

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Drug Restores Memory Function in Alzheimer’s Model

November 20, 2014

Building on earlier work funded by BrightFocus, researchers have discovered a promising new drug compound that reverses some Alzheimer’s effects on memory in mice.  Four…

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Gamma-Secretase Linked to Plaques in Both Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome

November 3, 2014

BrightFocus grantee Huaxi Xu, PhD and colleagues at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, have published a paper that sheds light on…

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‘Alzheimer’s in a Dish’ Expected To Hasten Drug Development

October 16, 2014

Currently taking the science world by storm are Harvard neuroscientist Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, a past recipient of several BrightFocus grants, and 2013-15 BrightFocus Grantee…

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Glen Campbell, Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Releases Powerful Final Song and Video

October 14, 2014

(CNN) — Even if you’ve never been a fan of Glen Campbell, this one’s certain to tug at your heartstrings. The Country Music Hall of Fame…

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Healthy Aging: Two Words that Belong Together

September 23, 2014

By Stacy Haller Healthy aging—what a wonderful concept to celebrate during September’s “Healthy Aging Month.” It’s easiest to practice healthy living when the blush of…

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People With Down Syndrome Are Pioneers in Alzheimer’s Research

August 25, 2014

By Jon Hamilton When researchers at the University of California, San Diego wanted to study an experimental Alzheimer’s drug last year, they sought help from an unlikely…

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