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Joelle HallakBig Data, Better Care
Joelle Hallak, PhD, first became interested in blinding eye diseases after observing the debilitating effects in patients. The majority of people with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have severe vision loss. While artificial intelligence algorithms shed some light on how the disease can progress, tailored follow-up care and treatments for AMD patients are still lacking. Support from Macular Degeneration Research is helping Dr. Hallak bridge that gap. Read More

Meredith Gregory-KsanderHow the Immune System Affects Glaucoma
As our aging population continues to increase, so does the number of people suffering from glaucoma each year. While the importance of inflammation is now recognized in the field of glaucoma, how it is triggered and controlled is largely unknown. Read More

Kei IgarashiLost and Found: Rescuing Impaired Memory
Remembering where you put your car keys and how to drive home—abilities many of us take for granted—rely on a type of memory called spatial memory. Without spatial memory, these tasks are no longer simple or second nature. This happens to the 60 percent of people with Alzheimer's who lose spatial memory and show wandering behavior. Read More

Joanne StrateJoanne Strate
Joanne Strate's enthusiasm and love of life come across in her writings and the photograph that she shares when telling the story of how she came to support Alzheimer's Disease Research. Read More

Billy and Dovie LawrenceBilly and Dovie Lawrence
Billy and Dovie Lawrence have been happily married for more than 50 years, and they have also been loyal supporters of Alzheimer's Disease Research and Macular Degeneration Research since 1987. Read More

Bernadine HilfikerAnn King's Family
Alzheimer's disease is dreadful at any age but when it strikes early it can be particularly heartbreaking. Just ask Ann King. Read More