Find updates on the work of our researchers here, as well as news about recent advances in Alzheimer's science, funding and awareness.

The Brain’s Lymphatic System

Modern science has an incredibly thorough understanding of the human body. It is hard to imagine that any organ or system could exist within the body that has yet to be discovered. Yet this is exactly what happened in 2015, when researchers discovered lymphatic vessels around and within the brain.

Phyllis Rappaport Updates Former College Classmates

In May, Phyllis Rappaport, Co-Founder, Director and Treasurer of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, spoke about the organization to a self-selected subgroup of her Boston-area Smith College reunion class.

Springbok Puzzles, Manufacturer of Jigsaw Puzzles for Patients with Alzheimer's Disease, Partners with Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Nation's largest puzzle maker will donate percentage of sales from Puzzles to Remember product line to support Alzheimer's research


WELLESLEY, Mass., July 27, 2017 – Cure Alzheimer's Fund announced today that it has partnered with Kansas City-based puzzle manufacturer Springbok Puzzles. Springbok has created a line of jigsaw puzzles – Puzzles to Remember – specifically designed for patients with Alzheimer's disease. Springbok will donate $3 of every puzzle sold on 

"Breakthrough": A Message from Sherry Sharp

A news article appeared recently explaining one more breakthrough in medical science that will help in understanding brain health. Like a miner digging for gold, I get excited with every new discovery. Since my husband died in 2014 from younger onset Alzheimer’s disease at the age of sixty-seven, it has been my determination to learn as much as I can about, and support research concerning AD. I want to know everything possible that might bring an end to this life-robbing disease.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Receives $900,000 Donation from the Edward and Mary Lord Foundation

The Foundation’s Largest Donation to Date Will Go Towards Alzheimer’s Disease Research 

(Wellesley, MA) – July 18, 2017 – Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease, announced today that it has received a $900,000 donation from the Edward and Mary Lord Foundation. This is the Lord Foundation’s largest donation to date. 

President's Budget Proposal for FY 2018 Cuts $294 Million from National Institutes on Aging (NIA)

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is deeply concerned about several provisions of the President's proposed budget, specifically, the approximately 18% cut to the National Institutes of Health in general; and the approximately 18% cut to the National Institute on Aging.

Three New Members Added to Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Research Consortium

Cure Alzheimer's Fund has announced three new members to the organization's Research Consortium: Marco Colonna, M.D., Beth Stevens, Ph.D., and Stephen Wong, Ph.D.

CIRCUITS: A Consortium Approach to Understanding the Epigenetics of Alzheimer's

In December, Cure Alzheimer’s kicked off one of the most ambitious projects it has funded—the Collaboration to Infer Regulatory Circuits and to Uncover Innovative Therapeutic Strategies, or CIRCUITS.

Memory Café

Three years ago, Jewish Family and Children’s Services opened the first intergenerational Memory Café in Waltham, Massachusetts, designed to help people living with dementia feel comfortable and successful. The café hosts free monthly social gatherings for those living with dementia, and their family and friends. At the gatherings, community members and Brandeis University students serve as volunteer co-hosts, and a guest artist facilitates a creative exploration activity.

Educating the Public, One Speaking Engagement at a Time

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., Chair of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund’s Research Consortium, has been at the forefront of Alzheimer’s research for decades. But most recently, he has given interviews to many significant media outlets, helping to educate the general public about the growing threat of this debilitating disease.