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Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: The Perfect Time to Start Protecting Your Brain Health

By Jessica Deng
Alzheimer's Drug Discover Foundation

Presented in Partnership with the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and it has been recognized as a month to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and acknowledge the struggle faced by the more than five million Americans and their families currently living with the disease.While there may not be a cure for Alzheimer’s, there’s plenty you can do to raise awareness, as well as resources available for you to educate yourself on the disease.

As part of our month-long series about Alzheimer’s awareness, we asked experts from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) including Howard Fillit, MD, ADDF’s Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, and Yuko Hara, PhD, the Director of Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention, to share their perspectives and the latest information on dementia research and care trends, prevention and brain health, and steps to reduce risk for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Founded in 1998 by Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation is dedicated to rapidly accelerating the development of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The ADDF is the only public charity solely focused on funding the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s, employing a venture philanthropy model to support research in academia and the biotech industry.

Through, the ADDF provides evidence-based resources on Alzheimer’s prevention for patients, their families, and the medical community. This content hub contains blog posts written by the ADDF’s team of neuroscientists examining issues related to Alzheimer’s prevention and brain health, as well as research reports and ratings evaluating the safety, potential benefit, and available evidence for various vitamins, supplements, foods, and other brain health interventions. Blog topics range from the relationship between sleep and Alzheimer’s to the need to be wary of pseudo-medicines promising to improve brain health.

LifeWorx specializes in providing comprehensive in-home elder care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. We are privileged to have Dr. Fillit on LifeWorx’s advisory board. He is a geriatrician, neuroscientist, and innovative philanthropy executive.

Stay tuned throughout the month as we share useful information from Cognitive Vitality and the ADDF’s experts as part of our special blog series for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This series is part of a partnership between LifeWorx and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

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