Alzheimer’s Summit Looks at Latest Research and Disease’s Impact on Minorities, Women and Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Summit Looks at Latest Research and Disease’s Impact on Minorities, Women and Caregivers
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s hosted the 2016 National Alzheimer’s Summit on Sept. 27–29, bringing together members of the U.S. Congress, scientific researchers, industry leaders, and people living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to press for greater investment in Alzheimer’s research, improvements in healthcare, and greater efforts to ease socioeconomic and cultural disparities. The event took place in Washington, D.C., and aimed at powering industry partnerships and at motivating bipartisan support for the medical progress needed to achieve the group's goal of defeating Alzheimer’s by 2025. “This is not just another conference because this is not just any disease; Alzheimer's is a cancer-sized problem demanding a cancer-sized solution,” George Vradenburg, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s co-founder and chairman, said in a press release. The summit began with an all-day event, “Diversifying the Race for a Cure and Care: the 2016 Alzheimer's and Dementia Disparities Convening,” that used community networks to formulate the first community-driven action plan to raise awareness, understanding and action of Alzheimer’s within minority communities. A kickoff reception on Capitol Hill was attended by a number of senators as well as community advocates. Next day's
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