As many of us have parents and grandparents
reaching the age where Alzheimer’s commonly occurs,
research is making giant strides in finding out more
about the disease and possibly discovering a cure.
One organization that has dedicated itself to that end
is the Alzheimer’s Association. This
organization was founded twenty years ago and since
then has awarded grants over the $100 million mark.
This makes it our nation’s largest private funder of
“Every minute, every day, scientists learn
something new about Alzheimer’s disease. The
momentum of research is building, fueling excitement
and moving scientists closer to understanding the
causes of Alzheimer’s,” says Brenda Johnson,
Executive Director of the Greater Miami Area
Chapter. “Many of today’s clinical discoveries
are the result of basic science research funded over
the years by the Alzheimer’s Association.”
As the “baby boomer’s” parents reach retirement
age, it is imperative that we find a cure for this
insidious disease before it reaches epidemic
proportions. Donating money is always a good
way to help, but another, more hands on way, is to
get your loved one involved in a clinical trial.
We should all do what we can because, after all, we
aren’t getting any younger.