Alzheimer's Disease Research

Driving innovative research around the world to end Alzheimer’s, we identify high-risk, high-reward projects that have the most promise to change the trajectory of the disease.



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Research We Fund

BrightFocus drives innovative research worldwide on Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Search our grant awards to learn more.

Living with Alzheimer's

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be overwhelming. BrightFocus Foundation is a trusted resource to help you understand, manage and live with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Alzheimer's disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. An irreversible degeneration of the brain that causes disruptions in memory, cognition, personality, and other functions, it eventually leads to death from complete brain failure.

Nearly 7 million Americans aged 65 and older are thought to have Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, that figure may increase to nearly 13 million.

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Your gift can help lead to treatments and a cure to end Alzheimer’s. Fund the latest, promising research and help provide valuable information to families living with this disease.

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The Eye, A Window on the Brain

It is often said that “the eyes are the window to the soul,” and while that may or may not be true, the eye is certainly a window into many health conditions.

In fact, sometimes an eye doctor will be the first physician to diagnose a medical condition because the first signs may appear in the eye. Thus, having your eyes thoroughly examined is a lot more than just getting a prescription for new glasses or contact lenses.

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Be Part of the Cure

The most valuable assets we have are the individuals dedicated to our cause. People like you are the reason we are able to boost our scientific agenda so that patients’ lives may be enhanced.

Find an Alzheimer's Clinical Trial

These studies are crucial to advancing medical approaches most effective for specific conditions or groups of people. Today’s clinical trials will lead to new standards of care in the future.