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.
Last fall, “Play Me, I’m Yours,” a public display featuring 60 pianos designed by local artists and placed in public spaces, returned to Boston. One of the pianos was designed by Newburyport, Massachusetts, artist Jeff Monahan. “Making Memories” featured large word graphics to show the connection between music and the brain.
In 2013, Sally Rosenfield, senior vice president at Cure Alzheimer's Fund, joined the Women Against Alzheimer’s (WA2) Network Founding Board in Washington, D.C. WA2 is one of the networks established by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s engaged in advocacy and education for the disease.
Henry McCance and Jeff Morby, co-chairmen and co-founders of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and Harvard Business School (HBS) alumni, had their respective 50th and 55th reunions in June.
Morby made a presentation to 100 attendees of his reunion about the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease and the major research initiatives that have been funded by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
In a recent op-ed piece for Huffington Post Science, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund president and CEO Tim Armour makes the case for optimism regarding Alzheimer’s research.
High school students Anjali Chakradhar, Sathya Edamadaka and Emily Huang created this video about Cure Alzheimer's Fund as part of 2015's Project For Awesome campaign. We're so thankful to them for helping to raise awareness about this important cause.
The Chronicle (Channel 5, WCVB) follows author and journalist Greg O'Brien, recounting his personal battle with Alzheimer's and his determination to fight back against the disease.
This is the first of four segments in "A Battle Against Time". Watch the rest of the show at the links below:
This series was awarded a New England Emmy for excellence in reporting.
Terry Pratchett, author of over 70 books, passed away in March 2015 after living with early-onset Alzheimer's disease for over 8 years. His 2012 speech, "Shaking Hands with Death", eloquently describes his process of recognizing and coming to terms with his condition.
Actress Julianne Moore, star of Still Alice, discusses the problem of Alzheimer's with red carpet interviewer Robin Roberts at the 2015 Academy Awards. Moore later received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film.
Still Alice, based on the novel of the same name by Lisa Genova, follows professor Alice Howland (Moore) after she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Howland struggles to maintain her career and her relationships with family members as her symptoms worsen.
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