Turning Point

Neil DeGrasse Tyson featured in Turning Point
BrightFocus Foundation, a presentation partner for Turning Point, invites you to watch a gripping new documentary about researchers on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough that could be the first step toward making Alzheimerʼs disease a distant memory. BrightFocus, through our Alzheimer’s Disease Research program, supports bold, innovative scientific research worldwide to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s. Join us.

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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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:

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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:

  • Miami Herbert Business School
    Wednesday, January 22 2020
    5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    Storer Auditorium
    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

For more information on events, please email Amanda Boddicker at aboddicker@brightfocus.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

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:


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.


 

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