Understanding Alzheimer's

Ending Alzheimer’s in Our Lifetime: From Genes to Therapies

Ending Alzheimer’s in Our Lifetime: From Genes to Therapies

Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, presents “Ending Alzheimer’s in Our Lifetime: From Genes to Therapies” on July 10, 2014 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center’s Summer Institute.

Our Mission

Our Mission: Cure Alzheimer's Fund

An introduction to the problem of Alzheimer's and Cure Alzheimer's Fund's approach to solving it.

This video was originally shown at our 2013 Fall Symposium.

Mission Critical: Save the Synapses

At its core, Alzheimer’s is a disease that disrupts communications between neurons (nerve cells) in the brain, and ultimately kills those neurons. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has committed to understanding this destructive process as a necessary component to stopping the disease. To that end, it has recruited four of the world’s top experts in the field: University of California, San Diego’s Roberto Malinow, Stanford’s Robert Malenka and Thomas Südhof, and Rick Huganir at Johns Hopkins. 

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 Other Diseases

Q&A with Dr. Rudy Tanzi: Alzheimer's & Other Diseases

Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., answers your questions about the relationship between Alzheimer's and other diseases, such as sleep apnea, MS and Parkinson's.

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

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

Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., answers your questions on Alzheimer's genes, covering risk, family history and genetic testing.

“Death in Slow Motion”: Greg O’Brien on Alzheimer’s

Greg O’Brien is a reporter from Brewster, Mass. He is the former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and an award-winning writer. O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2010. The following is an excerpt from a speech he gave on March 13, 2014.

Lisa Genova on Fox 25 News

Lisa Genova is the author of Still Alice, a fictional book about a professor dealing with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Here, she discusses the book and its upcoming film adaptation starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart and Alec Baldwin.

REST Protein May Play Protective Role Against Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Bruce Yankner, M.D., Ph.D., led a recent study (not funded by Cure Alzheimer's Fund) on a protein called REST. His results suggest that this protein may protect neurons from damage such as oxidative stress and inflammation. The study also gives us clues as to why plaques and tangles, two well-known features of Alzheimer's pathology, may not always cause cognitive decline.

A Place Called Pluto (Trailer)

"A Place Called Pluto," directed by Steve James

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.