Category: Alzheimer’s Disease

October 31, 2018

Alzheimer’s Disease (ACT-AD) Coalition Goes to Barcelona

In October, the Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACT-AD) coalition, which is chaired by the Alliance for Aging Research, attended the …
June 15, 2018

ACT-AD Coalition Letter on FDA Early Alzheimer’s Disease Guidance

The majority of clinical trials conducted in Alzheimer’s disease have been for patients who received a definitive diagnosis after becoming…
June 8, 2018

The Chairman’s Blog: Medicare Should Help Patients Avoid the Angst of an Incorrect Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Every year, thousands of Americans hear the devastating news that they have Alzheimer’s disease.  This diagnosis carries with it a…
December 1, 2017

A Recap of the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Last month, the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease (CTAD) conference was held in Boston. Phyllis Greenberger, Senior Vice President of Science & Health Policy, HealthyWomen, shares her experiences at the conference.
November 7, 2017

An Update on the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease Conference

Last week was the Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) conference in Boston. The Alliance's Missy Jenkins and Ryne Carney were in attendance, as were those from various other organizations. We are pleased to present a post from Eric Sokol, vice president, Public Policy, the Alzheimer’s Foundation, about some of the highlights from the conference.
August 10, 2017

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference Recap

Last month, the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference was held in London, England. While we are still years away from discovering a cure, the conference highlights the steady efforts of researchers and scientists to better understand the devastating disease.
June 22, 2017

Alliance-Led Sign-On Letter Opposes Per Capita Caps, Stresses Their Impact on Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

The Alliance and more than 30 other organizations sent a sign-on letter urging U.S. Senate leadership "to support, and build upon, existing state Medicaid expansion."
June 19, 2017

Alzheimer’s Disease Begins Before Symptoms Start, Researchers Say

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California may have discovered Alzheimer's disease in its earliest stage. Their findings provide greater insight into the disease and could offer new ways to treat the devastating disease.
March 24, 2017

ACT-AD Coalition’s Webinar on Symptomatic Relief for Alzheimer’s Available Now

On March 15, the Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease (ACT-AD) Coalition hosted a webinar on symptomatic relief for Alzheimer's disease. An archived video of the webinar is now available. 
March 6, 2017

Webinar on Symptomatic Relief for Alzheimer’s/March 15

On Wednesday, March 15, at 12 p.m. EST, the Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACT-AD) Coalition will hold a one-hour webinar on symptomatic relief for Alzheimer’s disease, featuring expert presentations.