Who We Are

CognitiveVitality.org is a program of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), a nonprofit organization solely dedicated to funding the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's. It is managed by the expert scientists in our Aging & Alzheimer's Prevention program:

Howard Fillit, MD

Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer

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Penny Dacks, PhD

Director, Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention

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Yuko Hara, PhD

Assistant Director, Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention

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Nick McKeehan

Program Manager, Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention

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Our Mission

Empowering you to make informed decisions about your brain health

ADDF neuroscientists thoroughly evaluate the research evidence for and against suggested therapies to promote brain health and prevent dementia. We rate the strength of the evidence, the potential benefit, and the safety of each potential therapy and summarize our findings in clear, unbiased reports. And every single rating is reviewed by our external Clinical Advisory Board before being shared on the site.

We also work to accelerate research into prevention therapies and the development of drugs to prevent Alzheimer's. Our team has published numerous articles and held advisory panels and meetings on relevant topics; details are available in the Publications & Panels section. The prevention research we support can be found on the ADDF's website.

The ADDF is a global leader in funding research that accelerates the development of drugs to prevent and treat Alzheimer's and related diseases. Because we are a nonprofit, none of our work is influenced by commercial interests and we will never sell or profit from any of the therapies we evaluate. To learn more about us and how you can support our work, visit www.alzdiscovery.org.