This blog is for those who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease,
FTD and forms of dementia, caregivers, friends and medical professionals that want to share their feelings, thoughts, encouragement, vent and open how they cope with this disease. I was diagnosed in 2004 with the early stages, and quite frankly it scared the beegeebees out of me. 2007 PET SCAN confirmed all.
Researchers have discovered a
first-of-its-kind blood test for Alzheimer's disease that can predict – with 90
percent accuracy – if a healthy person will develop this cruel disease within
Dr. Howard Federoff, the Executive Vice
President for Health Sciences and Executive Dean of Georgetown University School
of Medicine, led the team and will brief us in our next Alzheimer's
Talks conversation on May 16 on why his biomarker study is a potential
The possibility of catching the disease
before a patient ever shows symptoms brings us even closer to finding effective
means of prevention. A blood test will enable us to identify people who will get
Alzheimer's disease and give them a drug to prevent symptoms. That's why Dr.
Federoff's work is so essential to moving toward our 2020 goal.
I hope you can join me to be briefed by Dr.
Federoff about his preliminary – but potentially consequential – findings and
what they could mean to our mission to stop this disease. Click the
button below to register for our call on Friday, May 16, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
This call is made possible by the generous
support of the Zickler Family Foundation. I hope to talk with you soon, and
thanks for being a part of our mission to end Alzheimer's by 2020.
P.S. Please note that everyone who registers
will be called on Friday, May 16 around 1:00 p.m. ET and will be connected
automatically to the free
More than 400 leading Alzheimer's
researchers agree that we can prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025
– and it could even be sooner if critical investments and reforms are made. We
must SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE funding for Alzheimer's research in the next 5 years
and we must DRAMATICALLY SHRINK the time it takes to get new, safe therapies to
USAgainstAlzheimer's is a community of
enraged and engaged individuals who have been touched by Alzheimer's disease and
are committed to achieving the bold and attainable goal of ending
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