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World Alzheimer’s Day: September 21

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of … Continue reading

Sponsorship Guidelines

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation’s website, ALZinfo.org, is expanding the placement of sponsorship displays to include additional select sections of the site. The revenue generated by the sponsorships will help support the Fisher Center Foundation’s ability to provide … Continue reading

The Science of Caring

While searching for the cause and developing a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the Fisher Center Foundation is also funding projects to support the many family members and friends who are on the front lines of caring for the more than … Continue reading

Curing Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

While being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at any age, it is particularly devastating when the disease strikes early in one’s life. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can present itself in people as young as 30 and it is strongly inherited, affecting … Continue reading

Recruiting Stress Proteins to clean up tangles in the brain

The brains of people with Alzheimer’s contain large numbers of plaques and tangles. Plaques are formed from beta-amyloid. Tangles are made of a protein called tau. Like beta-amyloid, tangles can also damage the brain and thus contribute to the devastating … Continue reading

Reversing Nerve Cell Damage

The devastating loss of memory that is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease is caused by the death of nerve cells “strangled” by beta amyloid. In what would have seemed like science fiction a decade ago, the Fisher Center Foundation’s scientists … Continue reading

Improving The Quality Of Life For Alzheimer’s Patients

Most Alzheimer’s disease patients show some signs of agitation and as Alzheimer’s disease progresses through its later stages, as many as 75% of patients begin to exhibit aggressive or agitative behaviors, which are often treated with potent antipsychotic drugs. While … Continue reading

Beating Back Beta Amyloid

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation funds scientists who continue to be at the forefront of research into the understanding of beta amyloid, a protein that is at the root of Alzheimer’s disease. Beta amyloid forms dense protein deposits … Continue reading

Press Release – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alzheimer’s & Dementia January 11, 2010, Full PDF: Click Here Small Signs of Memory Loss Can Lead to Big Problems If you are over 65 and feel like you might have an issue with your memory it is more important … Continue reading

Press Release

Alzheimer’s & Dementia January 11, 2010 Full PDF Click Here Small Signs of Memory Loss Can Lead to Big Problems If you are over 65 and feel like you might have an issue with your memory it is more important … Continue reading