6 Reasons to Support Ground-Breaking Alzheimer’s Research

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that can start out slowly, but continues to get worse over time. As the disease develops, a patient’s thinking skills, memory, and other critical mental functions are destroyed, to a point where they are no longer able to carry out the simplest tasks.

In addition to the fact that there is currently no cure or treatment available for Alzheimer’s disease, here are 6 important reasons to support ground breaking research today.

6 Reasons to Support Ground-Breaking Alzheimer's Research during World Alzheimer's Month via www.GreaterGood.org

6 Reasons to Support Ground-Breaking Alzheimer’s Research

1. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.

2. It is the only cause of death in the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented, or even slowed.

3. Currently, 1 in 3 seniors are dying with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

4. There are approximately 5 million people within the United States suffering with the disease.

5. Without developing a cure or method of prevention, the number of people afflicted with Alzheimer’s is expected to multiply to 7.1 million by 2025 and 13.8 million by 2050.

6. It is September, which is World Alzheimer’s Month and the perfect time to support research and raise awareness of this debilitating disease.

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) understands these critical reasons to develop a cure. The group is so dedicated to accelerating research that all organizational expenses are paid by the founders and Board of Directors. This means 100% of donations are applied directly towards Alzheimer’s disease research.

CAF takes a venture-based approach towards philanthropy. By backing the scientists who are performing the most innovative work in creating effective treatments, the organization plans to cover crucial ground in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

One member of the CAF Research Consortium is Dr. Thomas C. Sudhof of Stanford University. In October 2013, this amazing scholar was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his Alzheimer’s research.

With your help, CAF can continue to support incredible visionaries like Dr. Sudhof. When you purchase a Gift That Gives More™ through GreaterGood, your contribution will go directly towards funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing the effects of the disease. Click here to support ground-breaking Alzheimer’s research today.