Aging & Disease
Aging & Disease

The biological processes of aging are linked to the onset of diseases common to old age, from Alzheimer’s to Cancer to Diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

What if we focused on the Causes, not the Symptoms?

*Graphic by David McCandless, from the Live Longer Live Well video.

 


 

AFAR’s grant programs and awards have supported research examining the impact of aging on the development and progression of diseases.

 

Aging & Alzheimer's disease

AFAR has awarded over $22.3 million to 227 scientists conducting Alzheimer’s-related research at 90 institutions in 32 states as well as Ireland and Israel.

Download our Aging & Alzheimer’s Fact Sheet to learn more about the impact of AFAR experts in this area.

 

Aging & Cancer

AFAR has awarded over $3.7 million to 70 scientists conducting cancer-related research at 51 institutions in 21 states.

Download our Aging & Cancer Fact Sheet to learn more about the impact of AFAR experts in this area.

 

Aging & Diabetes

AFAR has awarded over $4.1 million to 31 scientists conducting diabetes-related research at 21 institutions in 10 states.

Download our Aging & Diabetes Fact Sheet to learn more about the impact of AFAR experts in this area.

 

Aging & Parkinson's disease

AFAR has awarded nearly $3.1 million  to 35 scientists conducting Parkinson’s-related research at 27 institutions in 15 states.

Download our Aging & Parkinson's Fact Sheet to learn more about the impact of AFAR experts in this area.



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