5 reasons Birmingham’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a smashing success

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Puppy at 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's
It was hot, but this puppy cooled off in the spray mist! Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research, and this year was no different. Over a thousand supporters showed up to walk through downtown Birmingham. Learn more about this special event.

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UAB begins to focus on preventing, rather than curing, Alzheimer’s disease

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More than a century has passed since Alois Alzheimer first identified Alzheimer’s disease.  We are still far away from a true cure for the fatal condition, though scientists make progress every day.  The University of Alabama at Birmingham, however, wants to find more than just a cure.  Finding a cure still means having to diagnose people with Alzheimer’s.  That’s where Neurology Chair David Geldmacher, M.D. and Erik Roberson, M.D., Ph.D, want to make a change. Continue reading “UAB begins to focus on preventing, rather than curing, Alzheimer’s disease”