Category: Alliance Initiatives (Page 2)

February 10, 2015

ACT-AD 21st Century Cures Letter

Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACT-AD) submitted a letter the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to provide feedback on the 21st Century Cures discussion draft released on January 27, 2015.    
December 15, 2014

Alliance Submits Suggestions for NIA’s Aging Well in the 21st Century

The National Institute on Aging recently put out a call for comments and ideas for a draft of its strategic directions document, Aging Well in the 21st Century.
December 2, 2014

#GivingTuesday Is Today; Consider Giving to the Alliance

Today is #GivingTuesday.
May 9, 2014

Help the Alliance Celebrate Moms Everywhere

At the Alliance, we are celebrating Mother's Day and everything they do.
December 5, 2013

The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through Vaccination

The Silver Book® provides the latest statistics on the prevalence of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect seniors such as pneumonia, influenza (“flu”), and herpes zoster (“shingles”). Seniors are more susceptible to developing a significant illness from these common infectious diseases, which too often lead to hospitalization, severe complications, and death. In fact, the death rate from pneumonia and influenza combined is close to 130 times higher in people age 85 and older, compared to people ages 45 to 54. This increased risk due to age is even higher than that seen in heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other leading causes of death.
November 7, 2013

The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through Vaccination Fact Sheet

This fact sheet shines a spotlight on the value of vaccination in reducing the burden of infectious diseases and outlines…
July 22, 2013

The Silver Book: Healthcare-Associated Infections Fact Sheet

Every year more than 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  Around 99,000 people die from their infection and…
February 20, 2013

The Silver Book: Persistent Pain Hill Briefing

Join the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the American Osteopathic Association, American Chronic Pain Association, and the U.S. Pain Foundation, as they discuss the latest volume of the Alliance's Silver Book®, which shines the spotlight on the human and economic burden of persistent pain and explores the value of innovation in reducing these burdens.
February 1, 2013

The Silver Book: Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet

Atrial fibrillation impacts between 2.7 and 6.1 million adults and can lead to stroke, heart failure, dementia, disability, and death.
August 8, 2012

How Close Are We To Preventing the Diseases of Aging

This summer the President & CEO here at the Alliance for Aging Research, Dan Perry, was asked to participate in the annual melding of the foremost medical minds known as TEDMED. At the meeting, Dan gave a fantastic 13 minute talk that really summed up how “tantalizingly close” researchers are to that “fountain of youth."