Bill Gates Joins Efforts to Develop New Therapy Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease

Bill Gates Joins Efforts to Develop New Therapy Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease
Billionaire Bill Gates is joining efforts to develop new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Gates made the announcement in a recent blog post in which he outlined five areas where more research focus is needed. As a first step toward his commitment, Gates is investing $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, which works to identify new treatment targets to allow a broader approach to Alzheimer’s therapy. The Alzheimer’s Association applauded Gates’ initiative and highlighted the need for a multidimensional approach to developing Alzheimer’s treatments. “Having Bill Gates declare his dedication to making an impact on accelerating progress is great for the cause. We extend our deep thanks to Bill Gates for his commitment to moving the Alzheimer's cause forward even faster, and extend our open arms in working together to achieve a world without Alzheimer's,” the association stated in a press release. Gates’ post, "Why I'm Digging Deep into Alzheimer's," is partly a result of family experiences with Alzheimer’s, which drove him to spend considerable time studying the disease. Gates also mentioned the devastating impact Alzheimer’s has on families living with the disease and the exorbitant medical costs associated with it as life expectancies
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