Cure Alzheimer’s Fund had a surge of research proposals during the last quarter of 2011 and very early in the first quarter of 2012. Prior to November 2011, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund had received and supported 14 proposals for a total value of $1,852,500. Then in the last few weeks of the year and the first week of the next year, we reviewed five more and expect two or three more before the end of January for a total value approximating another $1.5 million.
While donations attributable to 2011 are still arriving, it is clear that donors have contributed more to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) in 2011 than ever before, a record making year of $4 million plus! A surge during the last weeks of the quarter has made the difference, for which all of us–founders, staff and researchers–are deeply appreciative.
The Boston Globe recently ran a story on the healthy habits of some of Boston's most successful--and busy-- residents. Highlighted in the article are Robert Lander, Daniel Lieberman, Drew Faust, Sanjiv Chopra and Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Dr. Rudy Tanzi.
A total of 24 people shared their healthy habits in the article, including Dr. Tanzi:
“The best way to prevent Alzheimer’s is exercise, bar none! Followed by intellectual stimulation and social engagement. . . . I tend to get a lot of all of that!’’
With his Seven Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories Are Everything expedition now complete, Alan Arnette finally has his feet planted firmly on the ground. In October, he summitted Mount Kosciusko in Australia and the Carstensz Pyramid in New Guinea, after scaling each of the highest peaks on the other continents. His goal was to honor the memory of his mother, whom he lost to Alzheimer’s in 2009, and to raise money toward finding a cure.
With a surge of baby boomers hitting retirement age, everyone seems to know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. But Bob DeMarco, a former Wall Street entrepreneur turned at-home Alzheimer’s caregiver for his mother, has taken his experience one step further.
"Memories Are Everything: The Alan Arnette Journey" is a compilation of Arnette's blog posts and pictures taken during his summit of Mt. Everest in the spring of 2011. The interactive book, which can be found here, will feature the rest of Alan's climbs early next year.
Featured today on The Huffington Post is the second installment of the two-part series written by Alzheimer's researchers Dr. Rudy Tanzi, a CAF Research Consortium member, and Dr. Deepak Chopra. The article features an in-depth look at Alzheimer's disease written in easy-to-understand terms. It delves into what is known about Alzheimer's and some of the preventative steps people can take to fight it, such as eating right, exercising and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Rudy Tanzi and co-founder of USAgainstAlzheimer's George Vradenburg recently wrote a letter to the editor of the L.A. Times rebuking the editorial "Is Alzheimer's Inevitable?" published Nov. 21. They write: