Bill Gates is investing $50 million of his personal funds for research into Alzheimer’s treatments. Many news sources have been posting articles about this recently. I saw something about it on the news yesterday also. I wanted to give you the link to Gate’s personal blog in which he explains why he is going to invest $50 mil of his own funds into Alzheimer’s research. The blog post also has a very compelling video which I am providing for you.
Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and affects more than 5 million people. That number does not include the family members affected because of a loved one’s Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, it has no cure and as Gates says “no meaningful treatment”.
In my business, I see many families in turmoil over an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. I applaud Gates for this investment.