“Even When I’m Confused, I Don’t Feel Like I Am Lost”

From Todd Ballantine, PCA Patient


Colorado PCA support is committed to helping combat the systemic racial inequalities that have existed throughout history and is working to be part of the solution for change and justice for the lives of black people in the United States. We will work with CU Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center (CUACC) to be part of the change that is urgently needed. Please read the below statement from CUACC.

Black lives matter.

The researchers, clinicians, and staff of the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center are strongly committed to addressing the unacceptable racial disparities in dementia burden, clinical care access, and research priorities. We vigorously condemn racism in all its forms, including systemic inequities that contribute to Black people being up to twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as white people. We believe that it is not enough to hold these beliefs – we must speak out, and more importantly, we must enact change.

We are developing a dedicated action plan to take meaningful steps towards these goals. We look forward to sharing these plans with our community in the near future, and we will actively listen to your feedback.

Healthy brain aging starts here. For all.

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Thank you for Your Donations

Kimberly Best
Jaime & Rose Pabon
Roberta Schain
Michelle Lutz
Dorothy & Dwight Finkel
Jill & Theodore Nelson
Susan Bardwell & Frank Scalise
Dudley A. Eppel, Jr.
Michelle Doe
Andy Weinheimer & Sue Eyler
Robert Yetz
Colleen Peace
Michael & Martha Montano
Barbara & Lee Mendel

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Edwin Baxter
Thomas & Joy White

Susan & John Quinlan
Victoria Pelak, MD

The Brain and Vision Fund wishes to thank our generous donors! The funds have helped support a student researcher and research presentations on Posterior Cortical Atrophy at National and International Conferences. Donations also made it possible to hire two summer interns beginning June 10, 2019, Stephanie Serva & Vishal Krishnan. Thank you for making a difference for people with PCA.

PCA Summer Interns – Stephanie Serva & Vishal Krishnan

Summer PCA Research Interns Presentations

CBS News Interview

October 24, 2018: Rare Form of Alzheimer’s Affects What The Eyes See – CBS News Interview of Dr. Pelak & Robert Yetz: Click Here

Our Vision

To be a beacon of hope and refuge for all persons affected by Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Our Mission

To serve those affected by Posterior Cortical Atrophy by providing in-person meetings and a virtual space for support, information, and resources

Dementia Resilience – Jill Lorentz Podcast with Dr. Pelak

Take a listen to Dementia Resilience with Jill Lorentz podcast with an interview of Dr. Pelak discussing Posterior Cortical Atrophy and other episodes to help people with PCA and their care partners. Click here: DRwJL & Dr. Pelak – PCA Podcast

An award-winning independent filmmaker and Director, Ann Bromberg, has released a film entitled
Painting Gray about artist Brian O’Connor, who has PCA. The filmmaker and Brian O’Connor and his
wife, Iva Morris, invite you to buy a ticket to watch online. A percentage of the donations will go to the
Colorado Brain and Vision Fund to help support PCA research and the Colorado PCA Support Group. The
cost is minimal ($5). See below for the link to the film.

Painting Gray is an intimate biographical sketch of a renowned Native New Mexican painter as he redefines himself in his art studio while battling a progressive brain disorder, PCA, or Posterior Cortical Atrophy. This compelling narrative is unique in its presentation through the cinematic language that focuses on the stigma of the disease, both personal and professional, within a vibrant art community. The outcome of Painting Gray reveals the short and long term effects of PCA through the mind of master painter Brian O’Connor.
Link to Film: HERE

Biogen’s Aducanumab

If you want to learn more about results for an Alzheimer’s disease drug trial, click here: Biogen’s Aducanumab

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