Posts connected to "ACT-AD"

March 16, 2020

Alliance for Aging Research Responds to Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care RFI on Alzheimer’s Disease

The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care held a hearing in November 2019 on the barriers to the diagnosis,…
November 20, 2019

Blog: National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month Spotlight on BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus President and CEO Stacy Pagos Haller In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, the Alliance for Aging Research…
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…
May 17, 2018

FDA Early Alzheimer’s Disease Comment Letter

In February 2018, the FDA issued early guidance on clinical trials for early Alzheimer’s disease. The document lays out the FDA’s…
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.
July 20, 2017

Webinar on Research Framework for Alzheimer’s Disease/July 25

On Tuesday, July 25, the Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACT-AD) Coalition will hold a one-hour webinar on Alzheimer's disease research framework, featuring expert perspectives.
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.
November 22, 2016

ACT-AD Coalition Holds Ninth Annual Meeting

On November 16, the ACT-AD (Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease) Coalition hosted its Ninth Annual FDA/Alzheimer’s Disease Allies Meeting in North Bethesda, Md., to discuss the current state of Alzheimer’s disease treatment development.
October 31, 2016

ACT-AD Will Host Ninth Annual Meeting

The ACT-AD Coalition will host its Ninth Annual FDA/Alzheimer's Disease Allies Meeting on November 16, 2016. 
July 25, 2016

ACT-AD Holds Webinar on Clinical Meaningfulness in Alzheimer’s Disease

On July 19, 2016, the ACT-AD Coalition presented an one-hour webinar on clinical meaningfulness in Alzheimer’s disease.
June 24, 2016

Alliance’s Bens Speaks at Capitol Hill Briefing on Precision Medicine

On Wednesday, the Alliance’s Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens spoke at a Congressional Life Sciences Caucus briefing about precision medicine on Capitol Hill.
June 16, 2016

We Are Family: Alzheimer’s Caregivers and the Role of Community

Jeanie Harris and Sharon R. Melancon had their lives changed when their 91-year-old mom, Peggy, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Here is their story of how they endured the heartache of losing their mom, found the support in the love of family, and started a community to connect their fellow Alzheimer's caregivers.
May 25, 2016

A Look Back at Alliance Dinner Speeches Past, Part II

Welcome to the next edition of the Artifacts Collection. For this edition, we take another step back into our digital archives to show you the speeches of two more of our previous Annual Dinner honorees: Scott Simon and Mitchell E. Daniels Jr.
May 13, 2016

We Bring People and Organizations Together to Advance Science

A major way the Alliance advances science is through building coalitions of diverse organizations and individuals to bring visibility and support to health research, with the ultimate goal of improving the healthy length and quality of life for everyone. Learn more. 
May 5, 2016

A Look Back at Alliance Dinner Speeches Past

Welcome to the next edition of the Artifacts Collection. For this edition, we take a step back into our digital archives to show you the speeches of two of our previous Annual Dinner honorees: Dr. Rudy Tanzi and Jeremy Bloom.
March 2, 2016

Bill for Alzheimer’s Disease Postal Stamp Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives for a Alzheimer's disease research postal stamp.
February 8, 2016

Alzheimer’s Disease and Personalized Medicine Webinar/February 29

On February 29, the ACT-AD coalition holds a webinar about Alzheimer's disease and personalized medicine. 
January 21, 2016

Study Looks at Alzheimer’s Potential Impact on China

A new study discusses the potential long-term impacts China could face from Alzheimer's disease.
January 8, 2016

HROTW: Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation

Our Health Resource of the Week features a video: Preventing Stroke from Atrial Fibrillation.
December 17, 2015

Congress and the Omnibus Miracle

Congress gave Americans a holiday miracle this week and reached a deal on a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill for FY 2016, increasing funding for NIH, NIA, and FDA.
November 30, 2015

New Enewsletters on Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthspan Now Available

This is a quick post to give you a heads up that the latest editions of the ACT-AD Coalition and Healthspan Campaign enewsletters are now available.  
November 12, 2015

Participate in an Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trial

Participating in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials is a valuable way you and your loved ones can personally impact this disease.
November 6, 2015

HROTW: Alzheimer’s: The Race to the Cure

Our Health Resource of the Week is a short video that focuses on how researchers are looking for ways to stop Alzheimer's disease.
November 4, 2015

Why Get a Memory Screening?

Some advice on why you might want to consider getting a memory screening.
October 27, 2015

Expert Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi Optimistic about the Future of Alzheimer’s Research

At last month's annual dinner, the Alliance gave eminent Harvard researcher Rudolph E. Tanzi. Ph.D., the Silver Innovator Award for spearheading his research lab’s “Alzheimer’s-in-a-dish model,” a revolutionary 3-D discovery that gives new hope for the development of therapies to treat and cure the condition. 
September 18, 2015

Expert Jason Karlawish on Alzheimer’s Disease, Bioethics, and the Future of Medicine

This is the first in our occasional series of stories about experts who research aging and the chronic diseases of later life.  For our debut entry, we introduce you to Jason Karlawish, M.D.
September 18, 2015

ACT-AD Coalition Holds Eighth Annual Meeting

On September 16 the ACT-AD (Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease) Coalition hosted its Eighth Annual FDA/Alzheimer’s Disease Allies Meeting in North Bethesda, Md.
August 3, 2015

Two New Clinical Studies Request Volunteers

We are sharing the following information about two new clinical studies.
July 16, 2015

Cynthia Bens Comments from MDUFA and PDUFA Meetings

Alliance Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens took part in two important meetings at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week.
June 26, 2015

Friends of the NIA Comments on Senate NIH Funding Bill

The Friends of the NIA has made the following statement on the Senate NIH Funding bill.
June 25, 2015

HROTW: Video Intro to Alzheimer’s

Since June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, we think this Health Resource of the Week would be appropriate.
June 24, 2015

Three Things to Know about Alzheimer’s Disease

We want to share three facts you should know about Alzheimer's disease; facts that are both sobering and encouraging.
May 11, 2015

Webinar: Targets for the Next Generation of Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment

On April 27 the Alliance's ACT-AD Coalition held a webinar on the future of research, therapeutic development, and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
May 5, 2015

NIA Seeks Volunteers for Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

Right now across the U.S. there are more than 150 Alzheimer’s disease and related clinical trials being conducted.
April 16, 2015

NIH Puts Focus on Alzheimer’s

Over the last couple of weeks, the National Institutes of Health has shared several updates about its work surrounding Alzheimer's disease and dementia. 
April 7, 2015

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi to Be Honored as Alliance’s 2015 Silver Innovator Award Winner

Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D., has been announced as the Alliance's 2015 Silver Innovator Award winner.
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.
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. 
July 1, 2014

Update: Talaya Waller Birthday Update

We want to thank Talaya Waller for her commitment to Alzheimer's research and for including us in her special tribute to her grandmother.
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.
April 28, 2014

Alliance Hosts Alzheimer’s Film Screening at French Embassy

On Thursday evening, April 24, the French Embassy in Washington, D.C., played host to the big screen debut of A Quick Look at Alzheimer's.
December 18, 2012

Recommendations for Advancing Alzheimer’s Interventions

This week the Alliance for Aging Research and the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) released a new white paper titled Translating Innovation to Impact: Evidence-based interventions to support people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers at home and in their communities.
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 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.
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,
December 6, 2011

The Aging Brain

The Washington Post has an interesting graphic in the newspaper today on the effects of aging on the brain. 
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.
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.  
September 8, 2009

Obesity Found to Decrease Brain Mass in Older Adults

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh have found more support for the benefits of exercise on dementia.
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.
November 18, 2008

Gap between Beliefs and Actions in Early Detection of Alzheimer’s

While most people in a recent survey said they would encourage a loved one to seek early diagnosis if they suspected Alzheimer’s disease, when faced with the reality, only a small number sought out early diagnosis.
October 29, 2008

Early Detection of Alzheimer’s a High Priority for Consumers

Voters for the American Express Members Project recently chose the Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Detection Matters campaign as the project they would most like to see funded. Close to 90,000 card members cast a vote—choosing from more than 1,000 potential projects. In the end, the winner was a campaign that will educate people about the importance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s—receiving $1.5 million in funding.
May 22, 2008

What Can You Do to Stop Alzheimer’s

Last week, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor shared personal testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging about the burden of Alzheimer’s disease. O’Connor stepped down from the court in 2006 to care for her husband, who has the disease. As many people know, Alzheimer’s is an overwhelming disease-both on a personal level for families and for society. 
May 9, 2008

Easing the Burden for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

About 10 million of the almost 45 million caregivers in the United States care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Most of these caregivers are not prepared for their new role, which takes a toll on their mental and physical health. Furthermore, Alzheimer’s disease is often called a “family disease,” because the daily stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects the whole family.