The University of Colorado (CU) Alzheimer's and Cognition Center enjoys strong relationships with community members and community partners who also strive to help people with Alzheimer's disease, dementia, and Down syndrome.
The CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center has worked closely for many years with the Alzheimer's Association. Recently, the Alzheimer's Association's Part the Cloud Initiative chose us as one of four research sites around the world to receive a $1 million grant. We are using this funding to carry out a 24-week safety trial of sargramostim.
The Alzheimer's Association is leading source of information and support for people living with Alzheimer's disease, and each year they publish the latest facts and figures about Alzheimer's disease and other causes of dementia. In Colorado, more than 65,000 people are living with the disease, and the Colorado Chapter offers information and support statewide for these individuals, their families and care partners.
The African American Alzheimer’s Advisory Council (4AC) was established in 2018 to help dispel the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and increase awareness for caregivers in the Colorado African American community, through education and outreach efforts. The council is made up of influential members of the Denver-Metro African American community, many of whom went through the Boot Camp Translation program, and who are from various professional backgrounds and community organizations.
Boot Camp Translation is a community outreach initiative sponsored by the University of Colorado (CU) Alzheimer's and Cognition Center called Boot Camp Translation, or BCT. Fifteen African American women from around metro Denver volunteered to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias so they could inspire and encourage their neighbors and friends to become better informed about the disease.
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, Midecal Care, Education and Advocacy. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation created and organizes the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, which is the single-largest annual fundraiser benefiting people with Down syndrome, and which directly supports the research conducted through the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. The CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center works closely with the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome because of the
relationship between Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease.
Courtesy Global Down Syndrome Foundation