Please Help Us Combat Dementia
We are asking for your help in the struggle against Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-causing diseases that often leave us feeling helpless and frustrated as we witness the decline of a relative or friend. Much more must be learned about these disorders before effective treatments are discovered to prevent or retard mental decline. Brain donation at the time of death is one of the most important and generous gifts a patient with dementia and his/her family can make. Brain donations from older individuals who do not suffer from dementia are also critical for comparison with Alzheimer's disease.
- Brain autopsy provides definite confirmation of a diagnosis of dementia, since there are many possible causes.
- Brain autopsy provides priceless tissue to researchers for anatomic, pathologic and neurochemical research.
- Major contributions to our understanding of these tragic diseases may come from single case studies.