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Preparing for the Dementia Tsunami 

American Health Assistance Joins TEDMED to Answer Your Questions about Alzheimer's/Dementia

CLARKSBURG, MD-The Alzheimer's Disease Research program of the American Health Assistance Foundation is teaming up with TEDMED, a community of people who are passionate about imagining the future of health and medicine, to present an online panel, Preparing for the Dementia Tsunami. It is one of TEDMED's 20 Great Challenges of Health and Medicine.

AHAF's Vice President of Scientific Affairs, Dr. Guy Eakin, will be one of six experts responding to questions and comments submitting via the TEDMED website between now and October 12. In the coming weeks, panelists will address 10 crowd-sourced questions and further engage with one another and the public. For more information and to participate, go to

The Great Challenges program is aimed at bringing more attention and deeper understanding to persistent problems that have medical and non-medical causes, impact millions of lives, and affect the well-being of America. More information is at

About the American Health Assistance Foundation

The American Health Assistance Foundation ( is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures for age-related degenerative diseases by funding research worldwide under its three programs: Alzheimer's Disease Research, Macular Degeneration Research, and National Glaucoma Research. AHAF also provides public information about these diseases, including risk factors, preventative lifestyles, current treatments, and coping strategies.

To learn more about AHAF-supported research, visit or call 1-800-437-2423. Stay connected to breaking research and medical news by signing up for American Health Assistance eAlerts at To follow American Health Assistance on Twitter and Facebook visit