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Find updates on the work of our researchers here, as well as news about recent advances in Alzheimer's science, funding and awareness.

Springbok Puzzles, Manufacturer of Jigsaw Puzzles for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease, Partners with Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Nation's largest puzzle maker will donate percentage of sales from Puzzles to Remember product line to support Alzheimer's research

 

WELLESLEY, Mass., July 27, 2017 – Cure Alzheimer's Fund announced today that it has partnered with Kansas City-based puzzle manufacturer Springbok Puzzles. Springbok has created a line of jigsaw puzzles – Puzzles to Remember – specifically designed for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Springbok will donate $3 of every puzzle sold on 

"Breakthrough": A Message from Sherry Sharp

A news article appeared recently explaining one more breakthrough in medical science that will help in understanding brain health. Like a miner digging for gold, I get excited with every new discovery. Since my husband died in 2014 from younger onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of sixty-seven, it has been my determination to learn as much as I can about, and support research concerning AD. I want to know everything possible that might bring an end to this life-robbing disease.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Receives $900,000 Donation from the Edward and Mary Lord Foundation

The Foundation’s Largest Donation to Date Will Go Towards Alzheimer’s Disease Research 

(Wellesley, MA) – July 18, 2017 – Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease, announced today that it has received a $900,000 donation from the Edward and Mary Lord Foundation. This is the Lord Foundation’s largest donation to date. 

President's Budget Proposal for FY 2018 Cuts $294 Million from National Institutes on Aging (NIA)

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is deeply concerned about several provisions of the President's proposed budget, specifically, the approximately 18% cut to the National Institutes of Health in general; and the approximately 18% cut to the National Institute on Aging.

Three New Members Added to Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Research Consortium

WELLESLEY, Mass., May 18, 2017 -- Cure Alzheimer's Fund has announced three new members to the organization's Research Consortium: Marco Colonna, M.D.Beth Stevens, Ph.D., and Stephen Wong, Ph.D. Dr. Colonna is Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Women and Alzheimer’s: A new website provides information, guidance and help

Women develop Alzheimer’s disease at twice the rate of men, and by the age of 75 a woman is three times more likely to have Alzheimer’s than a man. Now a new website created by one of the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s research support organizations, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, is committed to providing women with information dedicated to their struggle with this devastating illness. The website link is WomenandAlzheimers.org.

Response to Proposed 2018 Budget Reductions for NIH

The release Thursday, March 16, of the President’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint is the first step in a long process. There will be many opportunities for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund to offer its expertise to the Trump Administration and Congress about the need for continued and increased funding of Alzheimer’s disease research and the value of public-private partnerships in defeating this disease.

Alzheimer’s and the Gut Microbiome

It may not be surprising to learn that brain health is intricately linked to the state of the rest of the body. But what are the links, and what role do these connections play in diseases like Alzheimer’s? Sam Sisodia, Ph.D., of the University of Chicago, is examining one of the most important connections: the way in which our gut microbiome influences the brain in Alzheimer’s disease.

$50 Million in Research Funding

At the end of 2016 Cure Alzheimer’s Fund hit a significant milestone: surpassing $50 million in research funding since its inception 12 years ago. Growing awareness of the disease and the need for research has enabled us to gain momentum, fund more projects and get closer to a cure.

"Alzheimer's Outlook Far From Bleak": JAMA Interview With Tanzi, Zlokovic

In an interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Drs. Rudy Tanzi and Berislav Zlokovic of the Cure Alzheimer's Research Consortium discuss why recent drug trials produced less-than-promising results, and why they are optimistic about the future of the field.