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Bill Gates Hopes Investment Will Help Lead To Treatments, Prevention For Dementia, Alzheimer’s

Associated Press: Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s
“…In a statement, Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s. He says he’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a chronic condition treatable with medication…” (11/13).

CNN: Bill Gates’ newest mission: Curing Alzheimer’s
“…[Gates] sat in front of our cameras exclusively to tell [CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta] how he hopes to find a cure to a disease that now steals the memories and other cognitive functions of 47 million people around the world. … It’s the first time Gates has made a commitment to a noncommunicable disease. The work done through his foundation has focused primarily on infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria, and polio…” (Gupta, 11/14).

TIME: Bill Gates Just Made a Massive Investment in Alzheimer’s Disease Research
“Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation, announced that he is investing $100 million toward Alzheimer’s disease research. Half of that will go to the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital effort that includes philanthropic, government and pharmaceutical partners…” (Park, 11/13).

Washington Post: Bill Gates joins the fight against Alzheimer’s — and it’s personal
“…Through his investment, Gates said, he hopes to help make progress in better understanding the disease, detecting, and diagnosing it sooner, and finding ways to keep it from progressing…” (Bever, 11/13).

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