Category: ACT-AD (Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease) (Page 4)

September 23, 2014

World Alzheimer’s Month: Improving Prevention and Treatment

This is a guest post from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute on World Alzheimer's Month. 
June 4, 2014

A Birthday Party to Celebrate Aging–and the Research Behind It

Talaya Waller turns 29 this month, and she’s throwing a big party in Washington, D.C., on June 21.
February 9, 2012

Big Boost for Alzheimer’s

This week’s press event announcing an immediate $50 million infusion of NIH funding to Alzheimer’s research—along with commitments to include an additional $80 million in research dollars and $26 million in services and supports in the President’s FY 2013 budget—was monumental on a number of fronts.
January 6, 2012

Are we there yet?

Many of you may still have this phrase ringing in your ears if you traveled with children for any length of time this past holiday season. Representatives from the ACT-AD Coalition, chaired by the Alliance for Aging Research, heard these same words almost two years ago, not uttered from the mouths of babes, but rather by prominent officials at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a conversation regarding evidence to support the use of biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease in clinical trials for “disease-modifying” therapies.
November 22, 2011

Thankful for More Years – And Hopeful for Better Ones

Americans are living longer than ever – and that’s something to be thankful for. As Time points out, our oldest population is getting older as well.
November 8, 2011

Top Alzheimer’s Advocate to Join Alliance for Aging Research

Sue Peschin, a leading advocate for public policies supporting Alzheimer’s disease research and services for affected families, will join the Alliance for Aging Research beginning January 2012.
March 26, 2009

The Alzheimer’s Epidemic Marches On

Alzheimer’s disease has taken an unfortunate step in front of the national news spotlight as of late. The last two evenings, I have seen features on the evening news highlighting the devastating effects of the disease both as a public health epidemic and as a personal, family struggle.
April 27, 2006

Baby Boomer Attitudes on Alzheimer’s Disease

First Major Survey of Baby Boomer Attitudes on Alzheimer's Shows Fear About Their Own Future and Frustration Over Pace of New Drug Approvals