Category: Alzheimer’s Disease (Page 8)

January 9, 2012

Responding to the Aging of the Population

A group of aging and Alzheimer’s advocates will be meeting this week with the senior leadership of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to call for an increase in funding for the National Institute on Aging (NIA). In advance of this meeting, the group has orchestrated a sign-on letter to demonstrate widespread support for $1.4 billion, an increase of $300 million, in the FY 2013 NIH Budget to support the NIA. A similar letter was generated last year and garnered more than 400 signatures.
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.
January 4, 2012

Use Biomarkers in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

Use biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials, says expert group.
December 20, 2011

Alliance for Aging Research Announces New Science Advisors

The Alliance for Aging Research has added new members to its Science Advisory Board including a prominent bioethicist, a world-renowned neurologist, a Nobel Prize winner in economics, a leading longevity researcher, and the only cardiologist to receive all four major cardiovascular research awards.
December 14, 2011

Breakthroughs in Understanding Diseases of Aging Earn Top Honors

This November, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) released its “Top Ten Medical Innovations” list for 2011, and five of those top ten show great promise for diseases of aging,
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.
October 26, 2011

Why Isn’t Alzheimer’s Research Keeping Up with the Disease?

Alzheimer’s is the only top 10 killer disease in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even treated effectively over time. One big barrier: there are not enough volunteers for experimental drug trials for Alzheimer’s disease.
February 2, 2011

“Rescuing Cognition”: CA vs. Alzheimer’s Disease ~ By Don Reed

This is one of the best articles on Alzheimer's I’ve seen to date. It is written by Don C. Reed, a stem cell activist in California, on the promise of current research, and on embryonic stem cells; bringing attention to a subject that is often forgotten and underfunded.  
October 1, 2010

La Enfermedad de Alzheimer: Ayudandote a Ayudar a un Ser Querido – Guia para Lideres

In order to educate family caregivers on how to care for themselves while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s…
March 1, 2010

La Enfermedad de Alzheimer: Ayudandote a Ayudar a un Ser Querido – Guia para Quienes Cuidan a Personas con la Enfermedad de Alzheimer

In order to educate family caregivers on how to care for themselves while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s…