The latest in a series of animated films that explain the essence of the disease and its public health implications, The Genetics of Alzheimer's explores the role of genes in developing the disease. These films are designed to increase understanding in order to reduce stigma, improve care and help strengthen the public fight against this challenging disease.
ReportTranslating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers at home and in the community
June 2012 | Alliance for Aging Research, Administration on Aging, MetLife Foundation
Related topics: Access to Breakthroughs   Aging Research Medical InnovationTranslating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers at home and in their communities This white paper presents the findings and recommendations from a review of the state of the art non-pharmacological treatments and care practices for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their family caregivers. It is intended to support deliberations by the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and other government and private organizations about how to make effective non-pharmacological treatments and care practices available to people who will benefit from then. Its development resulted from a public-private partnership between AoA and the Alliance for Aging Research, with funding from the Metlife Foundation. To read the white paper, click here.
Science in the Spotlight2MILLION2MANY Campaign: Reducing the Burden of Osteoporosis
Most people who break a bone are treated in the emergency room or at an urgent care facility, and life goes on. But 2 million of those bone breaks each year are not the result of an accident, but a sign of osteoporosis. Despite these numbers, only 2 in 10 older women who break a bone are treated for or even receive a simple test for osteoporosis.
Get Mad ColumnBuying a House and Federal Funding Agencies: What a Homebuyer's Budget Has in Common with a 302(b) Allocation
When purchasing a home, many couples experience a rollercoaster ride of emotions stemming from the numerous decisions they must make together—decisions that affect each other and their future. From choosing a preferred house style, to coming up with a list of “must have” features, the negotiations can seem endless, and a compromise can be daunting.
Feature ArticleGet Old: Claim Your Age
If you’ve never fudged your age, you know someone who has. Someone who keeps turning 49, year after year, instead of embracing 50 or some other aging milestone. And if you dread your birthday and wish for a lower number on your driver’s license, you’re not alone.
Alliance Views, Press ReleaseNew Silver Book Website: Now Easier to Access the Latest Facts on Chronic Disease
Summer 2013 | Alliance for Aging Research
Related topics: Aging Research Health Medical Innovation PolicyThe Alliance for Aging Research is excited to announce the launch of the newly re-designed www.silverbook.org, which brings 1,000s of facts and statistics from more than 600 sources, into one easy-to-use website. The new site continues to offer free access to the same unique database that features the latest information on the burden of chronic disease and the value of innovation in reducing that burden; but now with advanced search features, better navigability, and a more modern design.