March 13, 2018
The ADDF announces two investments in programs targeting mitochondria and the progranulin gene.
February 21, 2018
While Alzheimer's accounts for more than two-thirds of dementia cases, the ADDF also funds research to prevent and treat the other causes of dementia.
September 5, 2017
The ADDF announces two new grants, including support for a blood test designed to detect Alzheimer’s disease in early stages of development and a gene therapy for frontotemporal dementia.
June 20, 2017
Our CSO Dr. Fillit explains the differences between Alzheimer's and dementia, two terms often used interchangeably.
April 20, 2017
A team of scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) in the UK have found two drugs, which block brain cell death and prevent neurodegeneration in preclinical studies. Their findings were published today in Brain.
March 7, 2017
We recently awarded eight new grants totaling over $4 million to advance treatments for Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Several of the awards support new approaches to treating these diseases.
November 15, 2016
On November 14, Donald Newhouse received The Charles Evans Award from the ADDF at our Seventh Annual Fall Symposium & Luncheon at The Pierre in New York City. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Symposium & Luncheon raised nearly $1 million for drug discovery research.
May 13, 2016
The Lauder Foundation, Leonard A. Lauder, President, and Ronald S. Lauder have committed $5 million, which will be combined with $5 million from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation to create The Treat FTD Fund. The fund, a joint program of AFTD and the ADDF, will accelerate clinical trials for FTD over the next decade.
May 10, 2016
The ADDF has awarded 10 new grants to researchers developing drugs for neurodegenerative diseases and biomarkers to detect their onset and progression.
December 18, 2015
Adam Rowe shares his experience planning his parents' 50th anniversary while accommodating limitations caused by his mother's frontotemporal dementia.