Recent news about Part the Cloud and Alzheimer's treatments

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Seeds planted years ago by researchers and policy advocates are starting to blossom as the number of potential treatments for Alzheimer’s begins to grow. Investments from philanthropists have played a pivotal role in accelerating momentum, especially in fueling the treatment pipeline with innovative grants programs like Part the Cloud.

On September 27th, Eisai and Biogen released a positive result from the closely-watched clinical trial of lecanemab, an anti-amyloid monoclonal antibody for the treatment of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease and mild Alzheimer’s dementia. More data is expected later this year, but this is the most promising readout to date. Read more from Alzheimer’s Association Chief Science Officer, Maria C. Carrillo, PhD., about why this news brings hope and enthusiasm to researchers, people living with Alzheimer’s, and their families. 

Mikey Hoag on “Women to Watch” podcast

Mikey Hoag joined host Susan Rocco on the “Women to Watch” podcast to talk about how her parents inspired her to found Part the Cloud, why this model is successful at moving the needle for research, and the exciting projects it is helping fuel with the team of incredible experts assembled by the Alzheimer’s Association. You can listen to the episode here.

Jay Allen, Friend of Part the Cloud, Featured on NBC’s “The Voice”

Nashville-based musician and Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion Jay Allen made his debut as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice on Monday, September 19. Following his blind audition during the premiere episode, Jay performed a moving rendition of his original viral  song, “Blank Stares,” which he wrote after seeing his mom struggle with Alzheimer’s. Faced with the choice of joining Team Blake [Shelton] or Team Gwen [Stefani], Jay ultimately selected Gwen as his coach, advancing him to the battle rounds, which will begin airing in mid-October.

Jay is a strong supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of his mom, who passed away with Alzheimer’s in 2019. He has done tremendous work to increase awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, including performing at our Part the Cloud gala in 2018. You can watch the show on NBC Monday and Tuesday at 8/7c and the next day on Peacock. We hope you’ll join us in cheering for Jay!

Featured Blog: Two-time PTC Awardee Dr. Krista Lanctôt

Part the Cloud focuses on research poised to make changes in care and treatment more quickly, allowing clinical trials to get off-the-ground. In our latest blog post, Dr. Krista Lanctôt, a two-time Part the Cloud awardee, shares her hopes around Alzheimer's research. Read more here.

April 19, 2023: Part the Cloud Luncheon


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