CEOi Applauds New $100 Million Global Dementia Discovery Fund

Geneva, Switzerland – Following is a statement by George Vradenburg, convener of the Global CEO Initiative (CEOi) on Alzheimer’s Disease, on today’s announcement by UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt that more than $100 million has been raised to support the Dementia Discovery Fund.  The fund, which was created by the British government, is unique because it is bringing together government and industry to focus on a single disease – dementia.

Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi) Launches Program to Harness Power of Big Data, Accelerating Pace of Alzheimer’s Research

Health care research and innovation collaborative Optum Labs selected as primary research partner

Washington, DC – The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi) has developed an innovative research initiative with the potential to bring new evidence and innovation to public and private research agendas aimed at redefining care delivery and changing the way future generations are affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

CEOi Applauds Prime Minister Cameron’s Bold Action On Dementia

Washington, DC – UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced new plans on Saturday to tackle dementia in the “The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020,” the UK Government’s bold dementia agenda for the next five years.  The Challenge envisions that by 2020 England will be the global leader in dementia care and research related to dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.  The Government will spend 3 million pounds (US $4.6 million) on dementia research, train all Nati


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