New Frontiers in Battle Against Alzheimer's
Science in the Spotlight
New Alzheimer's research is making dramatic strides in treating one of the most common - and feared - forms of dementia. The degenerative brain disease strikes one in 10 of those over 65, and almost half of those over 85. Alzheimer's currently affects some 4 million Americans, but experts predict that number could grow to 14 million in the next 50 years unless a cure or preventive treatment is found.
Demand Better Training for Your Healthcare Provider!
Get Mad Column
Americans over the age of 65 represent over one-half of physician visits annually, yet only a small percent of healthcare professionals actually have specific training to appropriately care for this population.
Where We Stand on Therapeutic Cloning--And Why
The Alliance for Aging Research believes all attempts to clone a human being are dangerous, unethical and wrong at this time. We believe just as strongly that, with appropriate guidelines, U.S. scientists should have the freedom to clone stem cells in laboratory dishes in an attempt to cure serious and life-threatening diseases.
Florence Mahoney: A Noble Conspirator Indeed!
Florence Stephenson Mahoney has spent most of her adult years as an advocate for good health for all. Currently 102 years old, Mrs. Mahoney can proudly say that she played a key role in reshaping federal government priorities. During the three decades after World War II, Mrs. Mahoney worked tirelessly to encourage the federal government to allocate money for biomedical research. She was astonishingly successful. The legacy of her efforts today is the greatest biomedical research aggregation in the world - the National Institutes of Health (NIH).