• 2016 Research Grant

    2016 Research Grant

    CTF is awarding a $50,000 grant to The Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND). Specifically, the grant will go to Dr. Amantha Thathiah, for the application entitled “Role of GPCRs in Alzheimer’s Disease”. Her proposal on translating the genetics of neurodegenerative disorders into therapeutic strategies aligns with the goals and mission of CTF. After extensive review and gaining a better understanding of her research objectives, the CTF board of directors agreed that her application was most promising in providing valuable knowledge in the area of Alzheimer’s research which in turn, we believe, can further the treatment of all dementias. The research grant was awarded at our Roll for a Reason Gala on November 12, 2016.

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  • Stories About Dementia

    Stories About Dementia

    "I only hope that she knows deep in her heart and soul that she was and IS still the best mother a daughter could ever have."

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  • Casino Night

    2016 Roll for a Reason Gala

    Our 2016 Roll for a Reason Gala was held on November 12 at J. Verno Studios and we are THRILLED to announce that we made our goal of
    raising $150,000! There were many who contributed to this success -
    our sponsors, volunteers, donors, celebrity dealers and all of the gala attendees. Many, many thanks to all! The night included hearing from
    two ladies who are currently being affected by dementia and the public awarding of our grant to PIND, CTF’s grant recipient this year. We then rolled into our Monte Carlo Casino games and amazing auction items, including one-of-a-kind auction items. Lots of fun was had by all and
    most importantly, lots of money was raised to fund the fight against dementia. It was truly a great night for an even greater cause!

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What Is Dementia?

Dementia is a loss of cognitive ability that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. Dementia is not a specific disease. It is a descriptive term for a collection of symptoms that can be caused...

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Stories

There is not a more powerful way for us to convey what inspires our mission to fund dementia medication research than to share our stories and to hear yours. The damaging effects of dementia become mo...

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Statistics

About 5-7% of the population over 60 years of age have dementia worldwide. It was estimated that 35.6 million people lived with dementia worldwide in 2010, with numbers expected to almost double every...

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