AD-Related Dementias Summit 2016: Progress, Aims, Dollars

The April 2016 Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) Summit gathered together approximately 400 researchers, representatives of government and nonprofit groups, patients and caregivers to discuss ADRD research priorities and progress, and solicit input. Recommendations from the summit will guide future federal government spending on research for Alzheimer’s disease and the related dementias. During the summit, AFTD’s Executive Director, Susan L-J Dickinson, M.S., CGC, spoke of the important role of non-governmental agencies in the fight against the related dementias:  “For one thing, these groups draw patients and caregivers into research through education and registries, Dickinson said. For example, a soon-to-be-published economic burden study estimates the cost FTD imposes on families and society at large. Having these numbers will strengthen researchers’ FTD grant applications.” Read more about ADRD Summit 2016 here.