Bill Gates joins the fight against Alzheimer’s — and it’s personal


Bill Gates is investing $50 million to help fund research to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. (The Gates Notes) Billionaire Bill Gates is personally investing $50 million to help fund research to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia Gates says has struck members of his own family. There is …

The Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Dallas Chapter

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. Today, an estimated 5.5. million Americans have the disease, including 360,000 Texans. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top…

Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia releases video of personal stories

Sandra Britten was in her early 50s when she was diagnosed with dementia. More than two years later, she is still too young to qualify for a seniors’ discount at any retail establishment, but still she is living with a disease that many associate with those much older than her. …

How to get a billionaire to give you money, according to Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has worked with countless billionaires and today, as the founder and chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he travels the world urging the ultra-wealthy to give money to charitable causes.If Bill Gates Had a Time Machine He’d Make This One Big Change …

Reducing Risk of Alzheimer

What is Alzheimer’s disease? Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia; in fact it is the most common type of dementia. Around 70% cases of dementia are that of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease causes memory loss, impacts ability to think and behave appropriately and much more. The disease …

Bill Gates says we’re on track for a record HIV epidemic

The world has made enormous leaps in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to the extent that someone HIV-positive, with the right treatment, can expect to live as long as their healthy neighbor. But as billionaire Bill Gates recently noted, without the proper Bill Gates: Strides in Global Health at Risk if …

Folks step up for Alzheimer’s fight

LUMBERTON — Dr. Andrea Simmons spoke to Alzheimer’s Walk participants Saturday morning as a physician and, more meaningfully, as someone who was a caregiver of a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. First, she had to gather her emotions. “As a professional, I talk to people about caring for family members …

Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

(CNN Money) — Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder admitted Wednesday that the Control-Alt-Delete function originally used to get into Windows computers is an awkward maneuver.Bill Gates: ‘Control+Alt+Delete’ should have been one button