Alzheimer's Causes & Risk Factors

The Gut Microbiome and Alzheimer's Disease

Sam Sisodia, Ph.D., of the University of Chicago discusses newly discovered connections between microorganisms in the gut and Alzheimer's disease.

2017 Fall Symposium: The Role of Infection in Alzheimer's Disease

Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 • 1:30 p.m.

Please join us at the Boston Public Library for our 7th annual Research Symposium!

 

 

 

 

1:30 p.m. Registration opens


2:00 p.m.
FILM SCREENING - Rabb Hall

Living With Alzheimer’s Film Project — Selected short films about Alzheimer’s, plus discussion


4:00 p.m.
RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM - Rabb Hall

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Women and Alzheimer’s: A new website provides information, guidance and help

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.

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

Alzstream™ Webinar: Air Pollution and Alzheimer's featuring Caleb Finch, Ph.D.

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.

The Sleep-Alzheimer's Connection

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

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.