Gates to give US$50 million to combat Alzheimer’s disease
SEATTLE — Bill Gates says he’s giving US$50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease.
The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation.
The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease.
Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s and he’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a treatable chronic condition.