Awareness

“Death in Slow Motion”: Greg O’Brien on Alzheimer’s

Posted: Mar. 31, 2014

Greg O’Brien is a reporter from Brewster, Mass. He is the former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and an award-winning writer. O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2010. The following is an excerpt from a speech he gave on March 13, 2014.

Francis Collins Addresses Senate on Alzheimer's and Dementia

Posted: Feb. 27, 2014

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, a U.S. Senate subcommittee heard from several panelists on the state of research, funding and awareness for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The first panel was led by Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In his talk, Dr. Collins describes much of the research being conducted by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, which is focused on identifying both the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and identifying therapeutic targets for drug discovery to prevent cognitive decline.

Art and Alzheimer's: Tim Armour on WGBH

Posted: Feb. 21, 2014

In recent years, depictions of dementia on the stage and screen have become increasingly common. On February 20, 2014, Cure Alzheimer's Fund president and CEO Tim Armour appeared on WGBH News to discuss art and Alzheimer's disease. He was joined by WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen to talk about a recent play, "Absence", which tells the story of a woman living with dementia through her own eyes.

Support Cure Alzheimer's Fund with the Boston Globe

Posted: Feb. 4, 2014

Are you a Boston Globe subscriber? If so, we ask you to support Cure Alzheimer's Fund through the brand new GRANT program (Globe Readers And Non-profits Together). Using this program, you can help us to gain free advertising space in the Globe newspaper at no cost to you.

Screening and Q&A: "The Genius of Marian" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

"The Genius of Marian" follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Her son, the filmmaker, works with her as she attempts to write a book that tributes her mother, the artist Marian Steele. As Pam's family comes together to support her, they must also prepare for the new reality that Alzheimer's brings. The film is a powerful work of art with many visual textures, interweaving observational film making with Super 8 family movies, Marian's paintings and old photographs.

Screening: "The Genius of Marian" at the Lyric Theatre

"The Genius of Marian" follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Her son, the filmmaker, works with her as she attempts to write a book that tributes her mother, the artist Marian Steele. As Pam's family comes together to support her, they must also prepare for the new reality that Alzheimer's brings. The film is a powerful work of art with many visual textures, interweaving observational film making with Super 8 family movies, Marian's paintings and old photographs.

Increasing Public Understanding of Alzheimer’s in Stuart, Florida

Posted: Jan. 10, 2014

Increasing public understanding of Alzheimer’s disease is the goal of two free screenings of “The Genius of Marian” (right), featured at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, and a presentation by leading Alzheimer’s researcher and chair of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. Both events are co-sponsored through Cure Alzheimer’s