• Press Release
    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.
    September 9, 2013
  • Press Release
    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
  • Press Release
    Diabetes-associated episodes of low blood sugar may increase the risk of developing dementia, while having dementia or even milder forms of cognitive impairment may increase the risk of experiencing low blood sugar, according to new research from UC San Francisco and funded by the Maryland-based BrightFocus Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.
    July 17, 2013
  • Press Release
    The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and BrightFocus Foundation announced a funding collaboration that will support a Phase I human clinical trial to evaluate the cancer drug bexarotene as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Through this partnership, the organizations are working to address a gap in funding that exists for these types of early stage studies.
    April 24, 2013
  • Press Release
    The nonprofit BrightFocus Foundation announced today it has earned the 2013 Seal of Excellence, the highest level of recognition under the Standards for Excellence program developed by the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (Maryland Nonprofits). The voluntary accreditation program, one of the most rigorous in the nation, promotes excellence and integrity in Maryland nonprofit organizations.
    March 7, 2013
  • Press Release
    "The 21st Century Brain Trust," a collaborative proposal by four nonprofit organizations working to end Alzheimer's disease, was chosen as one of four finalists from nearly 300 proposals submitted to the Collaborate Activate Innovation Challenge hosted by the Sanofi US Partners in Patient Health Team. The competition is designed to develop programs that promote patient engagement in personal health.
    February 1, 2013
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