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Washington, DC, Sept. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative (DAC), the organization leading an unprecedented global response to Alzheimer’s disease,was featured on the NBC TODAY Show for bringing much-needed research to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, an area with one of the highest incidences of Alzheimer’s in the nation. Click here to see the segment.
“For too long, Alzheimer’s research has excluded populations most in need of support,” said George Vradenburg, Founding Chairman of the Board, Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative. “DAC’s Rio Grande research program will bring generations of families into this study, uniting communities to end Alzheimer’s. This is critical because today, we understand that the factors that increase risk for Alzheimer’s begin early and then increase over the course of our lives—so by inviting grandparents, parents, grandchildren—we can get answers and promote brain health—long before there is a diagnosis.”
The segment was reported by NBC and MSNBC Weekend Anchor, bestselling author, and filmmaker, Richard Lui, who is also a longtime Alzheimer’s advocate with personal experience caregiving for his father with Alzheimer’s.
So far, patients have participated in clinical trials at El Faro Health and Therapeutics and DAC is preparing to launch the long-term research with El Faro to follow impacts of the disease and improve outcomes. The study is led by Dr. Rhoda Au, Director of the Global Cohort Development Program of the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative, which aims to build a cohort of one million diverse people. Dr. Au works to promote brain health, similar to steps protecting heart health.
DAC’s work with the El Faro Health and Therapeutics clinic builds on the foundational work the National Institute of Aging (NIA) is doing to fund research with diverse populations, since research has focused largely on patients of White European ancestry and…