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Hope for the Future: New Developments in Alzheimer's Research & Policy

5/16/2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PT

People living with Alzheimer's disease today, and the people who love them, face similar challenges to those living with HIV/AIDS before 1995: they have a fatal disease that is commonly stigmatized and misunderstood, even by clinicians, with no known way to prevent, effectively treat or cure it.  
Come hear how the Alzheimer's advocacy movement learned from the AIDS advocacy movement and has been able to secure six successive historic increases in federal funding for Alzheimer's research, leading to the near-constant flow of recent Alzheimer's research breakthroughs (and some heartbreaking failures).  From aducanamab to young blood, this talk will give you a broad overview of recent, important developments in Alzheimer's research. We'll also take a behind-the-scenes look at how grassroots advocates here in SF and around the country are fighting to secure public policy change at the state and federal level to improve the lives of all those affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. 

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