Brain Health Registry and Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Unite to Accelerate Alzheimer’s Treatment


The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation has recently teamed up with the Brain Health Registry, led by UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging’s and other top researchers from UCSF. The goal of the partnership is to accelerate a treatment for Alzheimer's disease by 2025. Together, The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and the Brain Health Registry aim to add tens of thousands of potential Alzheimer's clinical trial candidates to the global registry by August of 2016.

The launch of the partnership brings new faces to the forefront of the campaign. The national public service announcement will feature Linda Gray and Samantha Harris. The TV stars will join model, author, restaurateur and Brain Health Registry spokeswoman B. Smith in PSAs to encourage healthy people, as well as those with early signs of memory loss, to do their part by enrolling in the Brain Health Registry.

The Brain Health Registry ( is a groundbreaking, web-based project designed to speed up cures for Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, PTSD, mild cognitive impairment and other brain disorders.  It uses online questionnaires and online neuropsychological tests to help researchers better understand brain health across the lifespan. The Brain Health Registry aims to reduce the cost of patient recruitment for clinical trials by building a large online pool of potential candidates.

"We are thrilled to be working alongside the Global Alzheimer's Platform and these great research institutions across the country in a unified effort," said Michael Weiner, MD, professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Neurology at UCSF. "Together, we can help build awareness, encourage the public to enroll and join in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, helping us reach our goal of 40,000 new registrants by fall 2016."

For more information and to sign up for the Brain Health Registry, click here. Learn more about the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation and Brain Health Registry’s united effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease here.

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