Get the Facts on Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than 55 million people around the world.

Alzheimer's Disease Research, a program of BrightFocus Foundation, funds the most promising science and provides expert information on this devasting disease.

Together, we will find a cure.

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Phil's Diagnosis

Writer Phil Gutis was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2016 at age 54. Today, he is an advocate for the millions around the world living with the disease.

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“I was told Alzheimer’s turns your life upside down, so I decided to learn how to walk on the ceiling."

- Phil Gutis

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Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program

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Driving innovative research around the world to end Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research program at BrightFocus Foundation takes a multi-pronged approach to find a cure by funding bold research that has the most promise to change the trajectory of the disease.