Don't miss out.
Receive research updates, inspiring stories, and expert advice
Keep me informed about: *
Please select at least one.
You must select at least one disease category.
Please enter your first name.
Please enter your last name.

Which brain or eye disease would you like to explore?

  • Image of the tau protein accumulating within a brain cell, courtesy of the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
    Expert

    Tau Protein and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s the Connection?

    Neurofibrillary tangles are insoluble twisted fibers found inside the brain's cells. These tangles consist primarily of a protein called tau. Learn more about the connection of tau to Alzheimer’s disease and current research that is focused on this protein.

    May 6, 2019
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Illustration of the brain that highlights the frontal and temporal lobes, which are affected by Pick's disease.
    Expert

    What is Pick’s Disease?

    Learn about a form of dementia, called Pick’s disease, and how it differs from Alzheimer’s.

    April 7, 2019
  • Image provided by NeoMedix, manufacturer of Trabectome (www.trabectome.com)
    Expert

    Trabectome Surgery and Glaucoma

    Trabectome surgery, a minimally invasive glaucoma procedure, involves the use of an FDA-approved handheld device. The treatment increases the amount of fluid that drains from the eye, thereby lowering eye pressure. Learn more about this surgery and important questions to ask your doctor.

    March 18, 2019
  • Image of the tau protein accumulating within a brain cell, courtesy of the National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health
    Expert

    Tau Protein and Alzheimer’s Disease: What’s the Connection?

    Neurofibrillary tangles are insoluble twisted fibers found inside the brain's cells. These tangles consist primarily of a protein called tau. Learn more about the connection of tau to Alzheimer’s disease and current research that is focused on this protein.

    May 6, 2019
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Illustration of the brain that highlights the frontal and temporal lobes, which are affected by Pick's disease.
    Expert

    What is Pick’s Disease?

    Learn about a form of dementia, called Pick’s disease, and how it differs from Alzheimer’s.

    April 7, 2019
  • Photo of an elderly man with dementia who has depression
    Expert

    Dementia and Depression

    Learn about the relationship between depression and dementia, and about potential treatment options for depression.

    January 7, 2019
  • What happens to your brain during Alzheimer's Disease?

    Track how nerve cells and the brain change from healthy to affected by mild and then severe Alzheimer's disease.
  • Image provided by NeoMedix, manufacturer of Trabectome (www.trabectome.com)
    Expert

    Trabectome Surgery and Glaucoma

    Trabectome surgery, a minimally invasive glaucoma procedure, involves the use of an FDA-approved handheld device. The treatment increases the amount of fluid that drains from the eye, thereby lowering eye pressure. Learn more about this surgery and important questions to ask your doctor.

    March 18, 2019
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • A gentleman with glaucoma is talking to his pharmacist about two medications
    Expert

    Top 10 Tips for Reducing the Costs of your Glaucoma Medications

    If you or someone in your family has glaucoma, the cost of the glaucoma eye drops may be a challenge each month, especially when considering that many people are also taking medications for other chronic diseases. Since glaucoma is generally a lifelong condition, it is essential to identify a long-term strategy for treatment, and financial burden is important to consider. This article provides some tips to help you reduce the financial burden of your glaucoma treatment.

    March 13, 2019
  • Photo of a puppy with the peripheral (sides) of the image completely opaque due to glaucoma-related vision loss.
    Expert

    How Long Does it Take to Go Blind from Glaucoma?

    How quickly blindness can occur when someone has glaucoma is determined by many factors, including ones that you can control. Learn three important steps that can reduce your risk of going blind from this eye disease.

    February 19, 2019
  • More than3 million

    Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.

Stories & Thanks

Our Impact

We have one, important goal: to end brain and eye diseases in our lifetime.

We support innovative science through our three programs:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Research
  • Macular Degeneration Research
  • National Glaucoma Research

Promising Science