Women's Alzheimer's Movement at Cleveland ClinicCreating a brighter future for our minds
WHY THIS MATTERS
HOW YOUR DONATIONS HELP
Since 2016, the organization has funded $4.25 million for 40 studies at 17 leading institutions. These grants provide seed funding to empower early-career female clinicians and scientists to conduct high-impact pilot studies, which provide the key data needed to apply for competitive federal grants. To date, WAM grants have resulted in more than $83 million in additional funding from the National Institute of Health and other foundations.
The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic, located in Las Vegas, is the world’s first and only institute dedicated to Alzheimer’s prevention for women. Until prevention is accepted by insurance, these services will remain costly to patients. Your donations will help double the volume of patients seen at the center, expand it to other locations and create a virtual prevention program.
The nonprofit wants to ensure that every woman—at every age—knows of her increased risk for developing Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases, and is given the tools and information she needs to increase her health span. (Check back here throughout the quarter; we’ll be sharing these guides with our VB Edit readers.)
Many of the risk factors that contribute to Alzheimer’s also impact risk for other diseases. The goal of WAM at Cleveland Clinic is to ensure that private and government funders and policy makers elevate women’s health and prevention across the lifespan, so that a holistic and integrated approach to women’s brain health becomes the standard model of care for women’s health.