Author Archives: Mary Chapman

Alzheimer Society of Canada Programs Are ‘First Link’ of Support

To ensure that dementia patients and their caregivers have proper support and information, the Alzheimer Society of Canada is calling attention to its First Link program, designed to share a key message: “You are not alone.” The Canada-wide campaign, announced in January during the country’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month,…

Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes Aduhelm Price Cut, But Presses On

While calling the recent decision to slash by about half the U.S. list price for Aduhelm (aducanumab) an “important step,” the Alzheimer’s Association continues to advocate for more equitable access to the first new Alzheimer’s therapy since 2003. Specifically, the organization is calling for Biogen, which with Eisai developed and markets…

Alzheimer’s Research UK Welcomes Pro Soccer’s Plan for Brain Health

Alzheimer’s Research UK said it “welcomes” a plan by the Football Association (FA) and other soccer governing entities to better understand and promote brain health in English football, calling the new efforts to protect players “a step forward.” In addition to the Football Association’s research task force, the joint…

UK Groups Want Rights for Care-home Visitors During COVID-19 Pandemic

A coalition of dementia organizations is calling on the U.K. government to help care-home residents maintain physical contact with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Called One Dementia Voice, the coalition acknowledges the difficulties of balancing the risk of COVID-19 against the potential harm done by isolation. However, it…

Supporters Poised for September, 10th World Alzheimer’s Month

Each September, people from around the globe come together to heighten awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and push back against stigmas around dementia. This year marks a decade of advocacy, as supporters observe the 10th World Alzheimer’s Month. Throughout the month, patients, caregivers, and advocates will share messages and stories…

June Is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

From participating in a fundraiser on the longest day of the year, to sporting purple gear and sharing stories, supporters are marking Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, as they do each June. The purpose is to raise awareness among the general public, as well as among policymakers, public authorities,…

Association Endorses ENACT Act to Improve Clinical Trial Diversity

The Alzheimer’s Association and its advocacy affiliate, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM), are backing recently introduced bipartisan legislation to support equity in Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials. The Equity in Neuroscience and Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials (ENACT) Act of 2021 (H.R. 3085/S. 1548) would amend the Public Health…

Brown University to Focus on Early Diagnosis, Treatment

Brown University is establishing the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research to build a world-class research program that is focused on the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. The center is made possible by separate gifts of $25 million and $5 million from donors who wish…