Welcome to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund website. This is an auspicious time for accelerating Alzheimer’s disease research. More of us unfortunately are touched by this disease as friends, relatives and associates are afflicted. Additionally, as the “boomers” enter the most dangerous Alzheimer’s age range (60+), we threaten to swamp our already fragile healthcare system.
But, in this 100th year since the recognition of the disease, there is more hope for progress than ever before. A number of elements have combined right now for a great leap forward.
All this means that the practiced analytical skills of researchers who have compiled this data base can now be combined with the newly available knowledge from the human genome project through the use of the new technology to produce truly breakthrough genetic research.
We created this 501c3 foundation to pursue aggressively, resolutely, and exclusively a research roadmap to slow, stop or reverse Alzheimer’s Disease over the next 10 years. In fact, we believe that with focused funding, the genetic map for Alzheimer’s disease can be completed within the next 24 months, therefore allowing many more researchers to study the biochemical pathways associated with those genes to find more effective therapies than currently exist.
We hope that you will take the time to understand how we intend to go about this process by visiting the research section of this website, to review the credentials of our world class Research Consortium and Scientific Advisory Board and to learn about the other Founding Partners and members of our Board of Directors.
I encourage you to check back here to read about the progress we are making in reaching our milestones and we hope that we can engage you in helping us fight this deadly disease by contributing to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
Chairman, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund