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WBUR, Boston’s NPR radio station, is running a week-long series on Alzheimer’s Oct. 18-21 titled “Fade to Darkness: The Age of Alzheimer’s.”
Veteran distance runner and Alzheimer' advocate Glenn Caffery's coast-to-coast run to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's was featured in Fox 40 story in Springfield, Mass. All the funds Glenn raises will go to Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Glenn started his run today in Seaside, Ore. Good luck and watch for Glenn in your city.
NY Times online columnist David Bornstein examines how the Cure Alzheimer's Fund and other organizations have taken a unique approach to research that is intensely goal-directed and collaborative, focusing on the creation of new cures and potential treatment as a process that needs to be managed. Bornstein notes the Fund has worked to bring a sense of urgency to their research that is resulted oriented.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund's $100,000 grant to Rockefeller University's Dr. Paul Greengard was featured in USA Today online "Charity in the News: Week in Review." The Nobel Laureate will use the grant to continue his studies on identifying brains cells that are vulnerable to Alzheimer’s. His studies could lead to the development of protective drugs targeted at those specific cells.
Dementia Costs Greater Than Cancer and Heart Disease according to new RAND study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Find it here.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund is saddened to learn of the death of Senator Arlen Specter. He was a strong supporter of funding for medical and scientific research.
His commitment to medical research and his memory will live on through the Accelerated Cures Network, which he worked tirelessly on and which will help to speed the development of therapies and hopefully cures for many diseases.
Read full article here beginning on page 122.
Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Founder Jacqueline Morby is featured in the article entitled, “What do I know” in the Pittsburgh Quarterly.
Click here to read the full article.
Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, chairman of Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium, will be receiving The Chopra Foundation's 2012 Spirit of Rustum Roy Award for “making major contributions to the scientific understanding of consciousness and helping to move humanity towards a just, sustainable, healthy and peaceful world.”
Dr. Tanzi, along with two others, will be awarded in March by Dr. Deepak Chopra of The Chopra Foundation.
The Boston Globe recently ran a story on the healthy habits of some of Boston's most successful--and busy-- residents. Highlighted in the article are Robert Lander, Daniel Lieberman, Drew Faust, Sanjiv Chopra and Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Dr. Rudy Tanzi.
A total of 24 people shared their healthy habits in the article, including Dr. Tanzi:
“The best way to prevent Alzheimer’s is exercise, bar none! Followed by intellectual stimulation and social engagement. . . . I tend to get a lot of all of that!’’