Nov 3, 2008

Cure Alzheimer's Fund

The Cure Alzheimer's Fund is a public charity established to provide funding for targeted research into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

The fund has a straightforward mission: research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer's disease.

To date, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund has raised $9,793,000. You can make a donation to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund directly through the Web site using a credit card or by mail. If you are interested in donating to the fund follow this link---Donate Cure Alzheimer's Fund. The fund also accepts Memorial Donations and the instructions are available on the web site.

Please consider visiting the site. If your company accepts proposals for charitable giving please try and move this forward. In the past I have found that corporate decisions makers are very receptive to proposals if they have been touched by the disease--in this case Alzheimer's.

Here is more information about the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, genetics and Alzheimer's, genetic testing, and predisposition to Alzheimer's Disease.

Gene scan of Alzheimer’s families identifies four new suspect genes

The first family-based genome-wide association study in Alzheimer’s disease has identified the sites of four novel genes that may significantly influence risk for the most common late-onset form of the devastating neurological disorder.Read more...

Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Fact Sheet

The article also addresses the frequently asked question: should I get tested to determine if I am predisposed by genetics to Alzheimer's disease? Read more....

Are you Genetically Predisposed to Alzheimer's Disease?

I meet many people that worry they might be genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's by birth. Some of them tell me they would like to know, others say they don't want to know. As the number of people suffering from Alzheimer's grows this is certain to become a major medical issue nationally. Read More....

Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Study

I want to alert you to an ongoing clinical trial that is designed to identify the genes that are responsible for causing Alzheimer's Disease. This could be important to all of us who are predisposed to Alzheimer's by birth. The investigators are searching for families with multiple incidences of Alzheimer's disease. The study sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is ambitious and they are seeking 3000 participants. They are recruiting nationally. Read More....

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