Alzheimer’s Association Receives Local Grant from Edward C. Fogg III & Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust
Monday, June 29th, 2020
Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is pleased to announce it has received a local grant from Edward C. Fogg III & Lisbeth A. Fogg Charitable Trust. The grant will fund the Step Up the Pace Alzheimer’s research program with the Alzheimer’s Association.
These funds will support the Tau Pipeline Enabling Program (T-PEP), a funding research initiative that seeks to delay, slow or prevent Alzheimer’s and other dementia by accelerating tau research breakthroughs. This initiative aims to shorten the timeline from discoveries to clinical studies that evaluate their potential as effective treatments stop or slow disease progression.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Fogg Charitable Trust for their continued generosity over the past several years”, added Linda Davidson, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. This research program has enormous potential to possibly delay, slow or even prevent Alzheimer’s dementia. As a leader of the movement to end Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association has been involved in every major advance in Alzheimer’s research and we are excited where these studies will lead us”, Davidson added.
More than 16 million family and friends, including 540,000 in Georgia, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the United States. To help family caregivers navigate the current complex and quickly changing environment, the Alzheimer’s Association has also offered additional guidance to families at alz.org/COVID19
To learn more about the Alzheimer's Association Step Up the Pace research initiative or information about the Alzheimer’s Association, please visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900.
Additional Facts and Figures: (http://www.alz.org/facts/)
Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth-leading cause of death in Georgia.
More than five million Americans are living with the disease, including 150,000 Georgia residents — a number estimated to grow to as many as 190,000 by year 2025.
More than 16 million family and friends, including 540,000 in Georgia, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the United States.
In 2019, friends and family of those with Alzheimer’s in Georgia provided an estimated 615 million hours of unpaid care, a contribution valued more than $8 billion.