The Alzheimer's Reading Room

In 2003, Bob DeMarco realized there was something “dramatically wrong with his mom, Dotty.” He later learned she was living with Alzheimer’s disease. He left his position as a Wall Street executive and CEO of a software company to care for her. Bob soon found a place he calls “Alzheimer’s World,” where caregivers and their loved ones become bonded by “emotional super glue.”

Alumni Reunite

Henry McCance and Jeff Morby, co-chairmen and co-founders of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and Harvard Business School (HBS) alumni, had their respective 50th and 55th reunions in June.

Morby made a presentation to 100 attendees of his reunion about the pathology of Alzheimer’s disease and the major research initiatives that have been funded by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

CaringKind and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund create care and cure alliance

(New York City, NY) – August 8, 2016 – CaringKind, New York City’s leading expert in Alzheimer's and dementia care for the past three decades, has formed an alliance with Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a non-profit dedicated to funding research to prevent, slow, or reverse the disease.

‘A Marriage to Remember’: Short Documentary by Banker White

This short documentary provides a glimpse into the life of Pam White, the filmmaker's mother, who has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. Her condition affects her husband and son greatly, but it also emphasizes the strength in her marriage.

Banker White is the creator of this film and a full-length documentary, The Genius of Marian, which also focuses on his family and his mother's struggle with Alzheimer's.

Read Banker's op ed in the New York Times about ‘A Marriage to Remember’.

Gail Matthews

Gail Matthews is author of Did I Die?, a book written to help caregivers enrich the quality of life of Alzheimer's patients.

A Place Called Pluto (Trailer)

Reporter Greg O'Brien is determined to document his struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's. This film is directed by Steve James and was created as part of David Shenk's "Living With Alzheimer's" series.

The Genius of Marian Trailer

The Genius of Marian follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease as her son, the filmmaker, documents her struggle to hang on to a sense of self.

Screening and Q&A: "The Genius of Marian" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 • 10:30 a.m.

The Genius of Marian trailer

"The Genius of Marian" follows Pam White in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Her son, the filmmaker, works with her as she attempts to write a book that tributes her mother, the artist Marian Steele. As Pam's family comes together to support her, they must also prepare for the new reality that Alzheimer's brings. The film is a powerful work of art with many visual textures, interweaving observational film making with Super 8 family movies, Marian's paintings and old photographs.

Living With Alzheimer's: Four Short Films

When author David Shenk wrote The Forgetting, Alzheimer's: Portrait of an Epidemic, he gave us the big picture of Alzheimer's disease. His latest project, "Living With Alzheimer's", a series of four short films created with funding from the MetLife Foundation and in partnership with Cure Alzheimer's Fund, brings us to the personal level.

When Alzheimer’s Hits Home

In his heyday, Professor Charles K. Kao was a pioneer in the field of fiber optics. In 2009 he was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics. Today, at age 79, Kao no longer is able to read or speak, because he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

As hard as life is for Gwen Kao, his wife for more than 50 years and primary caregiver, she created The Charles K. Kao Foundation in his honor to raise awareness for the disease and educate the public about what can be done.

Early Symptoms