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2014-08-22 08:24:47

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its annual fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers Life has increased its financial support to the Alzheimer's Association in 2014 to $436,000. Bankers Life's annual Forget Me Not Days event raised just over $336,000 for the Alzheimer's Association, up slightly from what was collected last year. In addition, Bankers Life- the national life and health insurer focusing on the retirement market- recognized the Association on...

2014-08-01 16:23:48

Alzheimer's Association Hails New Bills BOSTON, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocates for Alzheimer's patients who worked to secure improvements in care were rewarded for their efforts as the Massachusetts legislature enacted two separate bills this week. The bills, S.1882 An Act relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Acute Care Advisory Committee and S.2165 Uniform Adult Guardianship, were proposed and supported by the Alzheimer's Association,...

2014-07-29 23:10:59

The new development will bring premier dementia care and 15-20 jobs to Oconto County, WI. Oconto Falls, WI (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The Cottages Investment Group, LLC introduces their third development project, The Cottages at MeadowLands Memory Care, to break ground July 30, 2014. Focusing on the growing population of those suffering from memory loss and forms of dementia, Wade T. Micoley, owner of W.M. Enterprises, Inc., has approved the development of Oconto Fall’s first assisted living...

2014-07-24 23:01:43

The 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's will unite the entire community in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 This year the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Denver, sponsored by E Light Electric and Jackson National Life, will be held on Saturday, September 20 in Denver City Park. Registration begins at 7 am, the Kids Fun Run at 7:50 am, the untimed 5k Run at 8 am and the Walk starts at 9 a.m. “The Walk...

2014-07-16 23:11:31

A Beautiful Mind and Its Rapid Deterioration is the Focus in New Memoir Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website. The above statistic makes it clear that every day, more and more people will either become directly or indirectly affected by dementia, whether through a loved one, friend or family member. “I Will Never Forget: A Daughter’s Story of Her...

2014-07-16 08:28:20

Study Results Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced new data showing that beta-amyloid imaging was associated with altered diagnosis and management of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Change in management was observed in both patients who met and did not meet the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC), which were developed by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular...

2014-07-16 04:21:29

ATTN: Please refer to www.alz.org/aaic/press.asp or call (312) 335-4078 for individual stories included here that were presented before Wednesday, July 16, and have come off embargo. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC® 2014) in Copenhagen cover the spectrum of Alzheimer's disease and dementia research. Data includes advances in early detection and diagnosis, identifying...

2014-07-16 04:21:24

- New Brain Protein Connected for First Time to Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer's Disease. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from four research studies reported as "developing topics" at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) 2014 (AAIC(®) 2014) in Copenhagen include significant advances in evidence regarding treatment and early detection of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, as well as new ideas in the basic brain science of dementia that...

2014-07-15 12:28:19

A genetic variant conveys significant protection MONTREAL, July 15 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Judes Poirier, PhD, C.Q., from the Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montréal (Canada) and his team have discovered that a relatively frequent genetic variant actually conveys significant protection against the common form of Alzheimer's disease and can delay the onset of the disease by as much as 4 years. This discovery opens new avenues for treatment against this...

2014-07-15 04:22:13

Study Results Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) announced results from an analyses of five datasets evaluating the relationship between cognitive and functional impairment in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease in the natural course of the disease. Analysis findings demonstrate that cognitive deficits predict subsequent functional deficits and suggest that...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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