Understanding the Alzheimer`s epidemic

The films are tools to increase
understanding of this devastating disease and will be universally
accessible – easy to download, view and forward. The Alliance for
Aging Research is bringing together:WHAT: Congressional briefing about Alzheimer`s disease and screening of `pocket` films

WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave, NE, 5th Floor

Washington, D.C.

WHY: Today 24 million people have Alzheimer`s worldwide. This will
quadruple to 100 million by 2050. The greatest risk factor for
Alzheimer`s disease is age, and currently, there are no therapies to
prevent or cure this fatal disease.

NOTE: If you plan to attend this briefing or would like to schedule
an interview with any of the speakers, please contact Joan Hurwitz at
202-293-2856. The event and the `pocket` films are supported by a grant
from MetLife Foundation.

Founded in 1986, the Alliance for Aging Research is a nonprofit,
independent organization dedicated to improving the health and
independence of aging Americans through public and private funding of
medical research and geriatric education. The Alliance combines the
interests of top scientists, public officials, business executives and
foundation leaders to promote a greater national investment in research
and new technologies that will prepare our nation for the coming senior
boom, and improve the quality of life for today`s older generation.
More information about the Alliance is available at http://www.agingresearch.org/