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

Dispatches from Alan Arnette at Everest base camp on his 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's

Alan Arnette, a long time Alzheimer’s Advocate and friend of The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, is at base camp and is finalizing his training and preparing to summit Mt. Everest. This will be the third climb of his 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories are Everything campaign where he is raising awareness and $1M for Alzheimer’s research. He took a few minutes to share his thoughts on Alzheimer’s research. Climb on Alan.


Dispatches from Everst Base Camp

Alzheimer’s Genes in the News: What does it all mean?

Setting the stage

The 10th Annual International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease/Parkinson’s Disease (AD/PD) was held this March in Barcelona with thousands of researchers from 68 countries attending. Chief among the topics of interest was determining risk for the disease from genetics. The useful source for all things Alzheimer’s, The Alzheimer’s Research Forum (, provided extensive coverage on the conference.

Welcome Julie Ann Winton to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund team!

Julie is joining Cure Alzheimer’s Fund as Development and Communications Associate to help provide content and direction to our communications program, support our fundraising efforts, help manage and expand our outreach programs and generally provide administrative support for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and related researchers.

Deepak Chopra interviews CAF's Dr. Rudy Tanzi on this innovative Alzheimer's research

In this video Deepak Chopra talks to Dr. Rudy Tanzi about his groundbreaking research project, the Alzheimer's Genome Project, how gaining a better understanding of Alzheimer's disease leads to better treatments and a possible cure, and the important support of Cure Alzheimer's Fund in his research efforts.

Running to Support Research


Save the date – April 2, 2011! Join Running4Answers for the second annual 4-mile race and 2-mile fun run/fitness walk. The race will take place on the beautiful tree-lined, rolling hill streets of historic Roseland and Essex Fells, NJ. The race course is USATF-NJ sanctioned and certified and it is also part of the GRAND PRIX series. All proceeds go to support Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and research for a cure.

Alzheimer’s Genome Project Helps Progress for a Cure

Dr. Rudy Tanzi describes the role of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the Alzheimer’s Genome Project(link to AGP) in recent progress in Alzheimer’s disease research in a posting on He explains:

Prior to the Alzheimer’s Genome Project, we had discovered only four genes implicated in Alzheimer’s. And while these genes accounted for 30 percent of the inheritance of Alzheimer’s, we still had 70 percent of the genes left to discover.

CAF Applauds Recent Bipartisan Efforts by the Federal Government to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund applauds recent administration and congressional bipartisan action to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s.  Two recent events deserve acknowledgement and recognition.

National Family Caregivers Association Joins The 7 Summits Climb

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund together with Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy and Pfizer is pleased to announce the addition of the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) to The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer’s: Memories are Everything campaign.  NFCA joins just as alpine mountaineer and Alzheimer’s disease advocate Alan Arnette successfully summitted Aconcagua in Argentina, his second climb of the 7 Summits.  Congratulations Alan!

Two Down in The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's

Please join us in congratulating Alan Arnette on his summit of Aconcogua, the second climb in his quest to reach the highest peak on each continent while raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease and funds to support research for a cure.

Alan was alo featured today in an impressive story in The Denver Post and is quoted:

Another Victim of Alzheimer's

We note with great sorrow the passing of Sargent Shriver.  Another victim of Alzheimer’s disease.

Shriver and his family have made tremendous contributions to American society through the Peace Corps, Special Olympics and so many other positive initiatives to affect the lives of people left out, left behind or disenfranchised in some way. His spirit and the determination of his wife Eunice infused this hardy and bold clan with creativity, energy and humor to challenge the most daunting of human conditions.

Maria Shriver and her brothers carry on this noble work, with Maria now paying special attention to the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. From her wonderful children’s book, “What’s Happening to Grandpa” to her testimony on Capitol Hill for the need for more resources for Alzheimer’s care and research, Maria has become a true champion of the Alzheimer’s community .

We grieve for her, her family and the loss to America of one of its great and beneficent characters.

Read Sargent Shriver's Obituary>