Alzheimer's Causes & Risk Factors

Air Pollution and Alzheimer's: Sound the Alarm

New evidence—funded by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) and others—has emerged suggesting a strong connection between air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease. “These findings underscore the complexity of this disease,” says CAF President and CEO Tim Armour, “and emphasize the need for a comprehensive approach to stop it.” 

Alzstream™ Webinar: Air Pollution and Alzheimer's

Friday, Apr. 22, 2016

Join us on Earth Day (4/22) 2016 to learn about air pollution and Alzheimer's with Dr. Caleb Finch of University of Southern California.

New evidence—funded by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) and others—has emerged suggesting a strong connection between urban air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease. “These findings underscore the complexity of this disease,” said Cure Alzheimer's Fund President and CEO Tim Armour, “and emphasize the need for a comprehensive approach to stop it." 

Alzstream™ Webinar: The Sleep-Alzheimer's Connection

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 • 12 p.m.

On Dec. 16, Dr. David Holtzman of Washington University spoke about his work on the connection between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease, and sleep’s possible role in managing the brain’s Abeta and tau burdens.

Alzstream™ Webinar: How Leaky Brains Can Lead to Alzheimer's

ALZSTREAM™ WEBINAR: How Leaky Brains Can Lead to Alzheimer's

Dr. Berislav Zlokovic discusses his research on the blood-brain barrier and how it becomes compromised with age, sometimes leading to Alzheimer's.

David Holtzman, M.D., Receives Faculty Achievement Award

David Holtzman, M.D., member of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium, will receive the 2015 Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award from his home institution, Washington University in St. Louis. The award goes to faculty members who “embody the ideals of individual and collaborative excellence” and “have made significant contributions to their fields,” according to Washington University Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

Sleep Regulation Protein a Promising Target for Preventing Alzheimer's

New research by David Holtzman, M.D. at the Washington University School of Medicine points to a sleep regulation protein in the brain as a possible target for Alzheimer's disease treatment or prevention. The protein, called orexin, plays a role in rousing the brain from sleep. 

The State of Alzheimer's Research, 2014

Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. - The Current State of Alzheimer's Research, 2014

Dr. Rudy Tanzi, chairman of the Cure Alzheimer's Fund Research Consortium, presents on the current state of Alzheimer's research. Dr. Tanzi focuses on the importance of the recent "Alzheimer's in a Dish" study.

This footage was recorded at our event Celebrating 10 Years of Leading Research: 10th Anniversary and Symposium.

Your Alzheimer’s Questions Answered: Q&A with Rudy Tanzi

We collected your questions about Alzheimer's from our fall symposium and social media and presented them to Dr. Rudy Tanzi, chairman of our Research Consortium. Watch the videos below!

Q&A with Dr. Rudy Tanzi: Alzheimer’s and the Body

Q&A with Dr. Rudy Tanzi: Alzheimer's & the Body

Brain health is closely intertwined with the health of the rest of the body. In this video, Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., answers your questions about how things like sleep, exercise levels, and cardiovascular health can relate to Alzheimer's disease.