We asked Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., of Duke University some questions about women and Alzheimer's disease. Women represent 2/3 of all cases of Alzheimer's in the US, but we are only just starting to understand the reasons for this discrepancy.
Women develop Alzheimer’s disease at twice the rate of men, and by the age of 75 a woman is three times more likely to have Alzheimer’s than a man. Now a new website created by one of the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s research support organizations, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, is committed to providing women with information dedicated to their struggle with this devastating illness. The website link is WomenandAlzheimers.org.
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.”
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."
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.
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.