Bill Gates gives $50M to combat Alzheimer’s
SEATTLE — Bill Gates says he’s giving $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.
In a statement , Gates said men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s. He’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a chronic condition treatable with medication.