Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation

Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation
Founded: 1995

Mission:
To fight Alzheimer's disease by funding research that addresses the causes of the disease, patient care, and a possible cure.

About the Organization:
In 1995, philanthropists Zachary Fisher and David Rockefeller helped raise $5 million to build the Fisher Center laboratory at Rockefeller University, which has since become one of the largest and best-equipped scientific facilities for Alzheimer's research in the country. At the same time, the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation was established to support research and educational efforts at the center. Since then, a second center, the Fisher Alzheimer's Disease Education and Resources Program at the NYU School of Medicine, has been established to focus on the care of people suffering from the disease.

Current Programs:
The Fisher Center Foundation supports studies and clinical trials for Alzheimer's treatments, diagnoses, and prevention regimens, and provides information and resources related to family and caregiver education, therapeutic activities, and home modifications designed to meet a loved one's needs.

Web Site:
In addition to information on Alzheimer's disease and dementia, the Fisher Center Foundation site has a helpful resource locator as well as findings from the latest scientific studies. Visitors to the site also can submit questions to an expert, participate in a community forum, and stay up to date on Alzheimer's news via Twitter.

Funding:
The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation receives support from corporations, government, foundations, and individuals.

Contact: Paul Greengard, Chairman
Phone: 1-800-259-4636