What Is Latest in Alzheimer’s Disease Research?

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POSTED ON: October 1, 2023

WHAT IS LATEST IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH? The US National Institute on Aging recently posted a notice of the grant for the six-year database project, setting its earliest start date as April 2024. CNN’s recent article, “US health officials aim to ‘transform’ Alzheimer’s disease research with $300 million data platform,” reports that about 40% of dementia cases can be prevented with a tiny health change.

The NIH confirmed that plans are underway to fund the Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias’ real-world data platform. The National Institute on Aging intends to commit $50 million annually, starting in fiscal year 2024, to fund one award. The nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association is among those planning to apply for the grant.

“The newly announced NIA funding for a large-scale Alzheimer’s disease research database is truly exciting and a significant step forward for our field, and the Alzheimer’s Association will apply for that grant,” Maria C. Carrillo, Alzheimer’s Association chief science officer, said.


“The Association is already leading ALZ-NET, a national network of physicians that is collecting data – including measures of cognition, function, and safety – for patients treated with new FDA-approved Alzheimer’s treatments,” Carrillo said. “The NIA funding could expand ALZ-NET’s scope to the benefit of all stakeholders.”

Dr. Carrillo added that the Alzheimer’s Association believes everyone should have access to treatments, regardless of their registration status.

The data registry aims to provide a comprehensive and diverse database that can “improve applicability and generalizability of findings,” be used as a tool for researchers, and allow scientific questions to be answered more quickly.

Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disorder that affects memory and thinking skills, is the most common type of dementia, the NIH says.

About 6 million Americans are living with dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The number of people affected is projected to double in the next two decades, rising to 13 million in 2050.

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Reference: CNN (April 5, 2023) “US health officials aim to ‘transform’ Alzheimer’s disease research with $300 million data platform”

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