Press Releases

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

WELLESLEY, Mass., May 18, 2017 -- 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. Dr. Colonna is Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Rotary and Cure Alzheimer's Fund Co-Sponsor Research Focusing on Why Women Get Alzheimer's More Than Men

(CHICAGO, IL) – OCTOBER 7, 2016 – Rotary and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund today announced an agreement to co-fund a new, groundbreaking research project to search for female-specific genetic and other factors contributing to women’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease. In total, the two organizations will provide a grant of $375,000 for this critical research.

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.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Receives 100 Percent Rating from Charity Navigator

Organization achieves 4-star rating for 5th consecutive time

(Wellesley, MA) – June 2016 – Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is announcing that Charity Navigator has assigned the organization a score of 100 percent regarding its overall financial health. The nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities, Charity Navigator assigned this score by evaluating two areas of the Fund’s performance – financial health and accountability/transparency – through the IRS Form 990.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Partnering with Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Clubs for MOVE FOR MINDS Experience on May 21st

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund will partner with Maria Shriver and Equinox Sports Clubs for the MOVE FOR MINDS Experience on May 21st. 100 percent of the donations generated from this experience will go to partner organizations of The Women's Alzheimer's Challenge, of which Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a part.

Increasing Public Understanding of Alzheimer’s in Stuart, Florida

Increasing public understanding of Alzheimer’s disease is the goal of two free screenings of “The Genius of Marian” (right), featured at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, and a presentation by leading Alzheimer’s researcher and chair of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. Both events are co-sponsored through Cure Alzheimer’s

Stem Cell Model of Familial Alzheimer's Identifies New AD Genes

A stem cell model of familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD) was successfully generated in a recent study, allowing researchers to identify 14 genes potentially implicated in the disease. One gene in particular demonstrates the important role inflammation may play in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients. The study was completed by scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute in collaboration with scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and funded in part by the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF).

Living Brain Cells Created from Biobanked Alzheimer's Brain Tissue

Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute, working in collaboration with scientists from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), for the first time generated induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells lines from non-cryoprotected brain tissue of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.