BrightFocus Foundation today joins others in the field of vision research in paying tribute to a giant in the profession—renowned glaucoma expert David L. Epstein, M.D., M.M.M., of the Duke Eye Center at Duke University, who passed away this week.
BrightFocus Foundation, a Maryland nonprofit funding research and public information on macular degeneration, glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease, today announced BrightFocus Chats a new, free telephone discussion series.
An estimated half of the three million Americans living with glaucoma may be unaware they have this sight-stealing disease. Once vision is lost to glaucoma, it can never be regained. Vision loss can be prevented, however, if glaucoma is detected and treated early.
BrightFocus Foundation, which funds research worldwide on diseases affecting mind and sight, lauded Luxembourg researcher Enrico Glaab, Ph.D., who today won the $50,000 Geoffrey Beene Global NeuroDiscovery Challenge for research proposals on gender differences in Alzheimer’s disease.
BrightFocus Foundation is offering a free public-education event on Wednesday morning, October 30, 2013, in Kensington, MD, to share the latest research and treatment news on the mind and vision diseases of Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
On the 20th anniversary of World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21), BrightFocus Foundation spotlights its four European global partners, who are honoring the patients and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease with a range of educational programs in their respective countries. Their common goal: a future without Alzheimer’s disease.
In honor of Healthy Aging Month, BrightFocus Foundation is launching an online Healthy Recipe Contest for the month of September. Contestants can submit a recipe that contains at least two ingredients from a list of healthy foods that may be beneficial to brain or eye health.
We commend the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for updating the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, released on June 14, 2013. The plan sets multiple goals, including preventing and treating Alzheimer's by the year 2025, and providing enhanced care and support for Alzheimer's patients and their families.
July 17, 2013
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