Every 65 seconds, a new brain develops Alzheimer’s. 2/3 of them belong to women.


Announcing the latest WAM Research Grant recipients

The 2023 WAM Research Grants were announced on April 25 in Washington, DC

WAM at Cleveland Clinic is dedicated to closing the gap in knowledge about women's brain health by funding gender-based Alzheimer's research.

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement is proud to have partnered to build the first WAM Prevention Center at the Cleveland Clinic, Las Vegas.

WAM provides the latest Alzheimer’s prevention tips and tools to empower people to take control of their own brain health.

Welcome to WAM at Cleveland Clinic

We are a community of determined people committed to changing the story of Women and Alzheimer’s once and for all. We do this by funding women-based Alzheimer’s research, supporting those impacted by the disease, and educating people about their brain health. WAM at Cleveland Clinic is also the home of the nation’s first and only Alzheimer’s Prevention Center designed just for women.

WAM at a Glance

Whowe help

We help women impacted by Alzheimer’s, the families who love them, and the researchers working for a cure.

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Whywe do it

There is a knowledge gap about women and Alzheimer's -- and WAM is dedicated to filling it.

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Whatwe do

We focus on 4 areas: Research, Education, Prevention, and Advocacy.

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“Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s crisis.
That’s why we must be at the heart of the solution.”

– Maria Shriver, WAM Founder and Cleveland Clinic Strategic Partner
for Women’s Health and Alzheimer’s

The Unfolding Story

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There are over 6.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease, a disease that can begin to develop 20-30 years before symptoms occur.

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There are 11.2 million Americans providing unpaid care to someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. Two-thirds of them are women.

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African Americans are twice as likely as whites to develop Alzheimer's; Latinos 1.5 times.

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One-third of Alzheimer's cases may be preventable by addressing lifestyle factors. It's never too early to start.