News

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

Welcome from the Board

Jeffrey Morby
Jeffrey Morby, Chairman, Cure Alzheimer's Fund

Welcome to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund website. This is an auspicious time for accelerating Alzheimer's disease research. More of us unfortunately are touched by this disease as friends, relatives and associates are afflicted. Additionally, as the "boomers" enter the most dangerous Alzheimer's age range (60+), we threaten to swamp our already fragile healthcare system.

Join us for a presentation at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital

Please join us Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 for a presentation at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital: The Alzheimer’s Genome Project: From Genes to Therapies by Dr. Rudy Tanzi.

Watch Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Web Presentation “Progress in the Search for an Alzheimer’s Cure”Watch Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Web Presentation “Progress in the Search for an Alzheimer’s Cure”

Recorded on Wednesday May 20th, 2009, this hour-long webinar features Dr. Rudy Tanzi presenting breakthrough work in Alzheimer’s research and progress on the path to a cure. Dr. Tanzi spends about 30 minutes reviewing Alzheimer’s disease and describing some of his recent work, including the Alzheimer’s Genome Project. His presentation is followed by an additional 30 minutes of questions from participants.

Want to Sail on an America's Cup Yacht?

America's Cup YachtHere is your chance.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is proud to be taking part in Massachusetts General Hospital’s America’s Cup Experience on June 24, 2008. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund co-Founder, Phyllis Rappaport, will be captaining one of the boats and would like to invite you to join her as a crew member! She will have the assistance of a professional crew so participants can do as little or as much as they want.

Hay Harbour Club Hosts Benefit Tennis Tournament

Thirty-four women helped raise funds for Cure Alzheimer’s in a round-robin tennis tournament at Fishers Island Hay Harbor Club on July 20, 2007.

Highlights of the creative tournament, organized by Diana Fiske, included unique purchase opportunities in the match. Competitors could buy an additional serve, pay for an opponent to get only one serve, and all players had to pay up every time they said the word “Sorry.”

Many thanks to all the participants and a special thank you to Diana Fiske for her work and dedication.

Trick or Treating for Alzheimer's Research

Students at the College of New Jersey got more than candy for Halloween. Dressed in their costumes, the Psychology club raised over $1500 for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund to support breakthrough research to find a cure.

Sweta Shah, a psychology major from Toms River, NJ explained; “The Psych club decided to support Alzheimer's research as a community service type activity, which we have never done before. I suggested Alzheimer's because it is linked to neuroscience and psychology and also because my grandmother passed away less than a year ago after a two year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. My grandmother moved to America in order to help my parents raise me, so she was a really big part of my life and when she got sick I realized just how important she was to me. So, instead of focusing on how much I'm going to miss her, I decided that I wanted to somehow make a difference for others who have Alzheimer's.”

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is grateful for this creative initiative. Special thanks to Sweta Shah and Elizabeth Beck and the entire club for their work. If you’re interested in hosting a fundraiser for Cure Alzheimer's Fund, please let us know and we’ll provide all the support we can. These efforts are very much appreciated!

 

Scaling Heights to Cure Alzheimer's

Alan Arnette began this journey, his Road Back to Everest: Memories are Everything Campaign in June 2007 with a climb on Denali in Alaska. His adventures are more then just mountaineering excursions as this quest also involves trying to raise $100,000 for Alzheimer’s disease research.

One Person Can Make a Difference

Jessica Lavorgna, age 11, from Tewksbury, NJ is raising money for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund for her 6th grade class project.

A Vaccine for Alzheimer's Disease?

A brief summary of important potential treatments and CAF’s related research.

The AlzGene Database

Cure Alzheimer’s is funding the management and continued development of a revolutionary web based database.