Sharpton Blends Civil Rights Struggle with Disparaging Access to Health Care

Al Sharpton delivered the keynote address for the Black Health Care Coalition, speaking out against the health care of black people and specifically Alzheimer’s. Turning his attention to the upcoming 2020 election, Sharpton says “All of the candidates running for President of the United States have health plans and should be focusing to eliminate the […]

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Alzheimer’s Impact is a Societal and Economic Issue, Health Advocate says

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Alzheimer’s disease afflicts nearly 6 million people in the United States, and sadly affects the many more millions of people who love them. Yet the chairman and co-founder of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s believes that most people — especially those who could help make a difference — don’t grasp the overall scope and impact of […]

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Volunteers Needed for Northeast Ohio Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The long quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease could become discouraging. But ordinary people won’t allow that. They are a source of encouragement for doctors and researchers dedicated to stifling the disease, and for the people stricken by it. “Participating in a clinical trial gives me and others the opportunity […]

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Two RSF Research and Innovation Center Patients Honored as Citizen Scientist Award Nominees

Two RSF Research and Innovation Center patients have been honored as nominees for the Citizen Scientist Award celebrating Alzheimer’s disease clinical trial participants. Wayne Vereen and Sharon Fratepietro have been clinical trial volunteer patients at the RSF Research and Innovation Center for more than four years, and during that time, they’ve received monthly infusions on site. […]

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Advocate Recognizes Alzheimer’s Patients, Care Partners

With support from the nonprofit Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Research Institute recently honored patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners who have participated in Alzheimer’s disease research at the Advocate Memory Center. This local ceremony is part of the inaugural Citizen Scientist Awards® Program, the first national awards […]

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Alzheimer’s Patients Saluted for Dedication to Drug Trials

GAP-Net site Okanagan Clinical Trials in Kelowna, BC recognized three of its Citizen Scientist Awards nominees in a ceremony at the Okanagan Innovation Centre in downtown Kelowna. A dozen times over two years, Gary Millward and his wife, Debra, drove from Quesnel to Kelowna through everything from wildfires and winter storms to rain and brilliant […]

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Is an Alzheimer’s Cure on the Horizon?

By the time I was old enough to ask my grandmother questions about her life, it was too late. All I had were skeletons of stories I heard from my mom. I knew that it had been difficult for my grandmother when her parents, Irish immigrants on the vaudeville circuit, left her behind to help […]

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Dr. Anna Burke Named 2019 Healthcare Innovator of the Year

AzBusiness recognized Dr. Anna Burke as its 2019 Healthcare Innovator of the Year for her work in treating the behavioral and psychiatric disturbances that result from Alzheimer’s disease as well as her work building a community outreach program in the Phoenix area to teach people about brain health, Alzheimer’s, and clinical research. Dr. Burke is […]

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