Promising Pathways to Simplified Alzheimer’s Diagnosis Unveiled in Groundbreaking Study

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The results of the Bio-Hermes study appear in Alzheimer’s & Dementia showing how new Alzheimer’s detecting blood tests perform across a broad range of races and ethnicities for the first time. Washington D.C., Feb. 28, 2024- The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation®, (GAP) is releasing the first results from the Bio-Hermes-001 Study. This study in over […]

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Leading Alzheimer’s Researchers Coming to New Orleans for GAP-Net Site Optimization Conference  

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Researchers and Executives from more than 100+ Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s clinical trial sites to collaborate on finding a cure for the devastating diseases NEW ORLEANS, La. (Feb. 26, 2024) — From February 28, 2024 through March 1, 2024, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), an organization dedicated to speeding and improving the delivery of Alzheimer’s […]

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The Rio Review: Local Veteran Honored for Commitment to Alzheimer’s Research

Feb. 5 On Thursday, February 1, El Faro Health and Therapeutics played host to a heartfelt Citizen Scientist Award ceremony, honoring Mr. Martin Carrion for his exemplary dedication and advocacy in the realm of Alzheimer’s research. Mr. Carrion’s contributions have not only been commendable but have also left an indelible impact. The ceremony served as […]

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National Citizen Scientist Awards Presented to Exemplary Clinical Trial Volunteers Participating in Research

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The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation’s® (GAP) 2023 Citizen Scientist Award© recipients include a philanthropic Mustang enthusiast, an “old-school” Veteran, an innovative volunteer with Parkinson’s disease and an Alzheimer’s advocate/ inspirational study partner. WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 19, 2024) — Today, the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) proudly announced the 2023 National Citizen Scientist Awards® elevated honorees.  […]

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WUSF: Sarasota Researchers Hold FREE Bilingual Memory Screening

Sarasota Researchers Hold FREE Bilingual Memory Screening for Community on Saturday, February 3 Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology & Research Clinic of Sarasota is hosting a FREE memory screening for individuals 50+ to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Disease Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology and Research Clinic will hold a free memory screening event on Saturday, February 3, […]

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New Alzheimer’s drugs bring hope. But not equally for all patients.

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The medications have not been widely tested in Black people with the disease,underscoring stark — and persistent — disparities By Laurie McGinley, January 29, 2024 at 6:00 a.m. EST ABINGTON, Pa. — Wrapped in a purple blanket, Robert Williford settles into a quiet corner of abustling neurology clinic, an IV line delivering a colorless liquid […]

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New blood test could screen for Alzheimer’s before onset of symptoms

By Evyn Moon, PublishedJanuary 23, 2024 9:42AM, Health, FOX 13 News TAMPA, Fla. – A blood test could soon be used to identify a type of protein that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms arise with 97% accuracy, a new study shows.  The study involves testing blood for biomarkers that could build up in the brain. The testing could […]

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WINK News: Recognizing Alzheimer’s early: Free memory screenings in SW Florida

Reporter: Taylor Wirtz Writer: Rachel Murphy Published: December 20, 2023 Alzheimer’s is a constant struggle for some families. The Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida held free memory screenings for recognizing memory loss early. Amy Schenk, community outreach leader of the Neuropsychiatric Research Center, said the earlier you find out about Alzheimer’s, the more you can do to […]

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WGCU: Clinical research center in Southwest Florida works to help improve brain health

WGCU | By Bryant Monteilh Published December 18, 2023 at 7:06 PM EST In Florida, one out of five residents is older than 65 and they have become one of the fastest growing in the state. Florida also has one of the fastest rising rates of Alzheimer’s dementia — 580,000 Floridians aged 65 and older are living […]

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GAP Commends House of Representatives on Passage of the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act 

The House of Representatives has passed The Dr. Emmanuel Bilirakis and Honorable Jennifer Wexton National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act. GAP is celebrating this exciting news and commends all who helped to make this monumental achievement possible. We are grateful for the leadership of the House in ensuring that this legislation passed, especially from U.S. […]

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GAP Applauds Johnson and Johnson’s Foray into Alzheimer’s Vaccine

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We thank J&J for their leadership as they announced new efforts to combat Alzheimer’s disease, specifically their vaccine trial. In taking on this tau antibody and a tau-targeting vaccine, J&J is bringing hope to those impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, and addressing the need for cutting-edge research by launching this exciting trial. We are grateful for […]

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GAP Honors the Legacy of Sandra Day O’Connor

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The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP) thanks trailblazer Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female to serve as a U.S Supreme Court Justice. While she paved the way for women leaders, she also raised awareness of the challenges of caregiving when she admirably retired from the Supreme Court in 2006 to care for her husband who […]

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Georgia couple take part in clinical trials in hopes of slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s

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Atlanta News First- By Sawyer Buccy Published: Nov. 29, 2023 at 4:51 PM EST|Updated: 15 hours ago ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) – You probably know someone whose life has been impacted in one way or another by Alzheimer’s. Some people are fighting to find ways to slow the progression of the disease through clinical trials. One Georgia […]

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Opinion Column in Orlando Sentinel: Research funds are vital in fight against Alzheimer’s | Commentary

By JOANN GREER November 18, 2023 at 5:30 a.m. My husband and I know first-hand the toll that Alzheimer’s Disease has as we have cared for a mom and stepfather who lived with Alzheimer’s Disease before they passed away. With it being National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregiver’s Month, we would like to […]

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Free health screenings for National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

POSTED ON NOVEMBER 10, 2023 by WMNF BY COLLEEN COLE More than 580,000 individuals in Florida are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. Next Thursday, individuals 50 years and older are going to be provided free health screenings in recognition of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month at a Senior Brain Health Expo. According to a press release from […]

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IXICO to Present Data from GAP-Sponsored First-of-its-Kind Blood-based and Digital Biomarker Platform Study at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) Conference

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Washington D.C., Oct 23, 2023- Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation, (GAP) is pleased to share that new data from the ground-breaking blood-based and digital biomarker platform study, Bio-Hermes, will be shared by study partner Dr. Robin Wolz, of IXICO, at the 16th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer’s Disease (CTAD) conference. The data will be presented at Symposium […]

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Memory Machine drives into town to promote brain health awareness on Oct. 6

Brain Matters Research and Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida take Alzheimer’s Disease clinical research on the road By Staff | Oct 4, 2023 Brain Matters Research and Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida will be driving clinical research into the community as they introduce the Memory Machine to Fort Myers. The new Memory Machine will allow […]

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Sarasota researchers host memory screening for Alzheimer’s

By Sydney RoellSARASOTA COUNTY,  Fla. (SNN) — In honor of Sept. 21 being World Alzheimer’s Day, a group of Sarasota researchers hosted a free bilingual memory screening. Intercoastal Medical Group Neurology and Research Clinic offered their free, confidential memory screening in English and Spanish on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Robert L. Taylor […]

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