New Alzheimer’s Research Center Targets Patients in the Rio Grande Valley

GAP-Net Site El Faro Health and Therapeutics’ Dr. James Falcon was interviewed about the new research center. Starr County, a rural area along the Texas-Mexico border, has one of the highest rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the country. It’s not clear why. But physicians at a new research and treatment center in the area hope to […]

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Clinical Trial Hoping to Speed Up Alzheimer’s Diagnoses for Minorities

GAP President John Dwyer spoke about the Bio-Hermes study and why enrolling minority populations are a priority. Metro Orlando clinical trial hopes to speed up Alzheimer’s diagnoses for minorities Black people are twice as likely as white people to develop Alzheimer’s disease — Latinx people, 1.5 times as likely. But barriers including access to health […]

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‘Little Hollywood’ Gives Alzheimer’s a Close-up

GAP-Net sites Baylor College of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas are collaborating on a film project to bring awareness of the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in the Latino community. Assistant director Aaron Thomas slams the clapperboard Saturday to […]

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Medicare Alzheimer’s Drug Study Criteria Would Be Out Of Reach In Many States 

GAP President John Dwyer was quoted in Pink Sheet in regard to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed National Coverage Decision. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed eligibility criteria for the research sites capable of conducting clinical trials for monoclonal antibody drugs for Alzheimer’s disease could be met in just 28 […]

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‘Rally For Access’ Video

GAP President John Dwyer, on behalf of the organization, joined other Alzheimer’s advocates in Washington D.C. for the ‘Rally for Access’ on March 15, 2022. The ‘Rally for Access’ gathered these organizations to remind the public what is at stake if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) National Coverage Determination (NCD) is accepted. […]

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Alzheimer’s group amps public pressure with ad campaign as Medicare decision looms

A new seven-figure ad campaign takes aim – again – at Medicare’s pending coverage decision on Alzheimer’s disease anti-amyloid drugs. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s launched the $1 million-plus national effort Sunday, including a TV ad that ran across the the day’s morning talk news shows. The group is the latest to push back on the Centers for Medicare […]

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Thanks to innovative research being done locally at Charter Research, volunteering for an Alzheimer’s clinical trial could improve your health and make a huge impact on the Alzheimer’s community and the future of this insidious disease

GAP-Net Site Charter Research’s Jeff Pohlig, CEO, wrote an Op-Ed about how volunteering can improve your health and your community. Unfortunately, over 90% of research studies are delayed because of slow recruitment. These delays may be affecting the treatment of your neighbor, loved one, co-worker or friend. Floridians facing Alzheimer’s need clinical trial volunteers to […]

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