Remembering: "If you're trying to understand what it feels like to live with Alzheimer's...then you need to see this movie!"
Lisa Genova, PhD, Neuroscientist, (NYTimes best-selling author) - "Still Alice" & "Remember"
"HYHAG Gives the disease a face, a soul, a family, and a message we should all hear!"
"Despite the fears there is hope and Greg represents that hope."
Kate Granigan, CEO ALCA (Aging Life Care Advocates)
"A brilliant journalist, Greg O'Brien has bravely chosen to live his life out of the shadows and in the spotlight."
George Vradenburg, Co-Founder, Us Against Alzheimer's
"We live in a culture where taking care of somebody is penalized."
Dr. Molly Perdue & Melanie Braverman, AFSC Co-Founders
"a more eloquent, witty and honest spokesperson this horrible disease with never see!"
Rudy Tanzi, PhD, Prof. Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Cure Alzheimer's Fund
"It isn't heartbreaking...but heartwarming!"
"Alzheimer's messed with the wrong man."
David Shenk, Author and podcaster host of "The Forgetting"
"Greg has done a great job with Alzheimer's focusing on significance"
Rev. Doug Scalise, Pastor, Brewster Baptist Church
MEET GREG O'BRIEN
A career journalist, Greg O’Brien’s latest book, an international award winner, “On Pluto: Inside the Mind of Alzheimer’s” is the first book written by an investigative reporter embedded inside the mind of Alzheimer’s, chronicling the progression of his own disease. Lisa Genova, author of the best-selling Alzheimer’s novel, Still Alice, whose screen version won an Academy Award, wrote the foreword. “If you’re trying to understand what it feels like to live with Alzheimer’s…then you need to read this book,” she observed.
Alzheimer’s is a death in slow motion, like having a sliver of your brain shaved off every day. For more than ten years, writer Greg O’Brien has taken detailed notes as an embedded reporter inside the mind of Alzheimer’s, chronicling the progression of this demon of a disease.
MEET THE EXPERTS ON THE JOURNEY WITH GREG!
Rev. Doug Scalise
Brewster Baptist Church
Dr. Robert Satcher
Dr. Molly Perdue
Dr. Rudy Tanzi
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The Alzheimer’s pandemic is one of the most significant health and social economic crises of this generation. It is a national and global emergency that has a devastating health, social and economic toll on millions of people living with this disease, their families and caregivers.
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s exists to conquer Alzheimer’s disease. Since our founding in 2010, we have taken on the toughest problems in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Our work is driven by the urgency to find effective treatments and the prevention steps needed to reach the time where no one is lost to Alzheimer’s
In the past decade, progress has been made, with more hope on the horizon now than ever before.
But every day of delay is another day lost to the millions of people affected by this devastating disease. If nothing changes, by 2050, 14 million Americans will be living with Alzheimer’s at an annual cost of more than $1 trillion. The time to act is now.
Music Mends Minds is a nonprofit that creates musical support groups for individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and other neurological disorders.
To foster worldwide communities among afflicted individuals and their families, friends, volunteers, and caregivers, all of whom can thrive on socialization and music-making.
K2 Medical Research, a privately-owned clinical research facility in the greater Orlando area. We specialize in conducting multiphasic clinical trials that promote the development of innovative and effective medical treatments while maintaining the safety and privacy of our participants.
Here at K2, we are committed to fighting the diseases that plague our loved ones and ourselves. By harnessing the power of advanced clinical research and connecting our patients with the treatments of tomorrow, we can improve the health of our local communities, and by extent, the population of our world.
AN URGENT CALL TO ACTION
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with 6.2 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease today. If the current trend continues, 12.7 million Americans 65 and older will have Alzheimer’s by 2050.
Alzheimer’s often starts 5, 10, or even 20 years before symptoms appear, meaning early detection and a focus on brain health are key. That is why BrainGuide has developed a memory questionnaire and collected resources to help you better understand Alzheimer’s and what best next steps you can take.
BrainGuide is a first-of-its-kind platform created by UsAgainstAlzheimer’s with in-kind and financial support from Biogen.
Whether you are concerned about your own brain health, that of a loved one, or if you are an Alzheimer’s caregiver, BrainGuide is here to provide you with the tools you need to move forward confidently.
Lilly's Clinical Trial
TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 3 Trial
The TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 3 Trial is a research study to see if an investigation medicine can help to prevent or slow down symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Study participants will recieve either the investigational;' medicine or placebo.
A research study also know as a clinical trial, helps researchers and doctors to find out if a investigational medicine is both safe and effective.
A placebo look s the same as the investigational drug but does not contain any actual medication.
To learn more, head over to the Eli Lilly's TRAILBLAZER-ALZ 3 site for more info