Thirty LEAD Member Organizations Urge Congress to Examine National Alzheimer’s Plan Implementation Progress

As federal agencies, the business and non-profit sectors work to implement America’s first-ever “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease,” a wide cross section of LEAD member organizations are calling on Congress to examine the foundation being laid for progress on the aggressive and urgently needed goals of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025, […]

National Alzheimer’s Plan Released; LEAD Calls for Congressional Resolutions to Support Implementation

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on May 15 released the nation’s first annual National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, marking the beginning of the end of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders as we have known them. The Obama Administration has set an ambitious, achievable and absolutely indispensible roadmap to effectively treat […]

Two Dozen LEAD Organizations Urge Secretary Sebelius to Embrace Advisory Council’s Recommendations for National Alzheimer’s Plan

As U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius works toward the mid-May release of America’s first-ever “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease,” a wide cross section of LEAD member organizations recently joined together to support the full set of recommendations by the Advisory Council on Research, Care and Services–highlighting a collective sense of urgency for […]

Advisory Council Sends Secretary Sebelius 36 Recommendations for National Alzheimer’s Plan

As Secretary Sebelius and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services work toward the mid-May release of the first annual National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, on April 17th the public Advisory Council on Research, Care and Services unanimously approved and submitted a comprehensive set of 36 recommendations to improve Alzheimer’s research, care and services. […]

Advisory Council Inching Toward Approval of Historic National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease – Releases Second to Last Draft

This evening, the US Department of Health and Human Services released the second draft of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease (PDF available here). A sightly edited version will be available on Monday. LEAD members submitted a comprehensive set of comments and recommendations to both this and the previous draft, and will be reviewing […]

Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease Appoints Ian Kremer as Executive Director

Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD), a national coalition of key organizations committed to sharing information and advocating for national policies related to Alzheimer’s disease research and care issues, has named Ian Kremer of Fairfax, VA as its executive director. Kremer comes to this post after having led the public policy and advocacy arm of the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter for the past 15 years.

Washington Post’s Reliable Source… This Just In

Joe Perry, right, poses with Rudy Tanzi of Harvard (left) and NIH chief Francis S. Collins at Thursday’s Rock Stars of Science event. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for ResearchAmerica) So, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry came to the Capitol on Thursday to jam with some guitar-playing scientists. He and NIH chief Francis Collins sang a Dylansong. They were […]

Prevention and cure of Alzheimer’s disease important to Americans

A new voter survey sponsored by the ACT-AD Coalition (Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease) finds that three-quarters of Americans nationwide and across party lines say it is personally important to them to find a cure or to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, while a similar proportion of the national electorate say they look to Congress to make […]