Understanding Alzheimer's

Your Alzheimer’s Questions Answered: Q&A with Rudy Tanzi

Posted: Apr. 17, 2014

We collected your questions about Alzheimer's from our fall symposium and social media and presented them to Dr. Rudy Tanzi, chairman of our Research Consortium. Watch the videos below!

“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.

REST Protein May Play Protective Role Against Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Posted: Mar. 20, 2014

Bruce Yankner, M.D., Ph.D., led a recent study (not funded by Cure Alzheimer's Fund) on a protein called REST. His results suggest that this protein may protect neurons from damage such as oxidative stress and inflammation. The study also gives us clues as to why plaques and tangles, two well-known features of Alzheimer's pathology, may not always cause cognitive decline.

New Study Shows Alzheimer's Deaths are Severely Underreported

Posted: Mar. 7, 2014

A new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology reports that Alzheimer's may actually be the third leading cause of death - right behind heart disease and cancer.

Willoughby Wellness Day: Luncheon with Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D.

Despite the progress being made on the Alzheimer’s disease front, awareness continues to be a huge issue—not only of the disease itself, but of what causes it and how it progresses.

The Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, Fla., raised awareness and understanding of Alzheimer's with its Second Annual Wellness Day. CAF Research Consortium Chairman Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., spoke about the disease at a luncheon, which was followed by a lively Q&A. It was a full house with 120 attendees and the questions continued long after the event was over. 

Dr. Thomas Südhof Wins Nobel Prize

Posted: Oct. 7, 2013

Our congratulations to Dr. Thomas C. Sϋdhof of Stanford University, a member of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund's Research Consortium, who joins Randy Scheckman of the University of California, Berkeley and James E. Rothman of Yale University in winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine as announced today.