BrightFocus Foundation is a presentation partner for Turning Point, an award-winning documentary capturing the drama and dedication of scientists and clinical trial volunteers who are working to make Alzheimer’s a distant memory.
Working with Gates Ventures and public and private sector leaders, BrightFocus has screened the film nationally and internationally before community audiences, health care and scientific groups, and policymakers. To date, the film has been shown 100 times before an audience of over 15,000 people.
Turning Point is an excellent documentary that gives us an inside look at the doctors, scientists, and patients who are working to uncover the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease through clinical trials…
Everybody should see this film.
- Bill Gates
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Take Action Against Alzheimer's
1 in 2 Americans over the age of 85 develop Alzheimer's.
Although it can be difficult to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, in an estimated 90 percent of cases, physicians can correctly diagnose the condition based on a:
- Recent history of mental and behavioral symptoms
- Physical exam and laboratory tests
- Neuropsychological test, if needed, to identify specific problems in mental function and behavior
See Turning Point
If you are interested in bringing Turning Point to your community, you can request information about hosting a screening at http://bit.ly/tprequest.
Upcoming screenings of James Keach’s groundbreaking documentary:
- Gray Duck Theatre and Coffeehouse
Monday, Janauary 20, 2020
6:00 PM CST
619 6th Ave, NW
Rochester, MN 55901
Post-screening conversation with Dr. Ron Petersen of Mayo Clinic.
- Miami Herbert Business School
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
5250 University Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146
- JEM Research Institute
Thursday, January 23, 2020
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Panel to follow screening
- Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Friday, January 31, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
888 West Bonneville Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106
Panel to follow screening
- Banner Sun Health
Monday, February 10, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM MST
The Colonnade - La Vita Ballroom
19116 N Colonnade Way
Surprise, AZ 85374
Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
The Cottage At Cypress Cove
10600 Cypress Cove Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33908
For more information on events, please email Amanda Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about this film, please visit turningpointmovie.com.
To request a screening, please visit http://bit.ly/tprequest.
You can also follow the documentary on Facebook for more news and screening dates.
About Us: Funding Breakthrough Science
BrightFocus Foundation is a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer's, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. We are currently managing a global portfolio of nearly 200 research projects, a $40 million investment in the bold, innovative science that will find the cures for diseases of mind and sight. We share the latest research findings and best practices to empower families impacted by these diseases.
Recent BrightFocus-sponsored findings in Alzheimer's disease have indicated that
- Alzheimer’s disease may spread by ‘jumping’ from one brain region to another.
- Cell energy dysfunction is present early in Alzheimer's, before memory loss.
- Specialized antibodies have about ten times the ability of a regular antibody to neutralize the toxic clustering of the misfolded Alzheimer's beta-amyloid protein.
With further research, each of these discoveries may contribute to the development of new treatments and preventions.
To learn more, please explore these articles and resources:
- What's new in the Alzheimer's treatment pipeline?
- What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease?
- Decreasing your risk of Alzheimer's disease
- Alzheimer's Disease Toolkit
The film was funded through a grant by Eli Lilly and Company to Volunteers of America. PCH Films retained full editorial control of all content and messaging in the film.
This content was last updated on: November 6, 2019