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2012-09-21 06:26:54

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ("Anavex") (OTCQB: AVXL) today joins the Alzheimer's Association® in recognizing September 21(st) as Alzheimer's Action Day. September is World Alzheimer's Month.  In the United States alone, Alzheimer's disease afflicts more than five million people and affects millions more husbands, wives, children, grandchildren, and caregivers.  By 2050, the Alzheimer's Association® projects that $1 trillion...

2012-09-20 22:21:25

CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-five (75) percent of people with dementia and 64 percent of caregivers believe there are negative associations for those diagnosed with dementia in their countries, according to survey fielded by Alzheimer's Disease International and published today in the World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the Stigma of Dementia. The report was released on Alzheimer's Action Day as part of World Alzheimer's Month activities engaging people in the cause...

2012-09-19 02:30:01

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced results from the International Alzheimer's Disease Physician Survey of nearly 1,000 physicians that assessed physician attitudes and beliefs on the barriers to a formal Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. The survey, in recognition of World Alzheimer's Day (September 21, 2012),(1) was conducted by Adelphi Research, on behalf of Lilly, in the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), France, Italy and...

2012-09-11 14:23:08

SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Families across America are invited to speak directly with top experts in the nation's largest memory-care organization to gain practical tips for caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia. Emeritus Senior Living Executive Vice President Budgie Amparo, R.N., M.S.N., head of clinical services, and Vice President Kelly Scott, who oversees Alzheimer's programming, will take questions during a live Internet chat at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, on...

2012-09-07 23:00:48

Fitness expert Lorna Kleidman responds to an article published for Sioux City Journal which discusses how exercise could help fend off Alzheimer´s disease. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 On September 6th, kettlebell champion Lorna Kleidman responds to an article published on Siouxcityjournal.com regarding a study which suggests that Alzheimer´s disease could be kept at bay through exercise. According to the article, within the upcoming years the amount of people who...

2012-09-07 10:22:29

STUART, Fla., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September 21(st) is World Alzheimer's Day; a date set aside by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1994 to bring attention to a devastating disease that has affected the entire world and has become a major global health issue. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111123/DC12006LOGO) The theme of this year's World Alzheimer's Day 2012 is 'Dementia: Living Together'. The focus will be on reducing the stigma associated with...

2012-08-28 06:28:51

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph Rogers, Ph.D., has joined SRI's Biosciences Division as executive director of a new Health Sciences Section that brings together researchers from SRI's Center for Health Sciences, led by Gary Swan, Ph.D., with SRI's Center for Neuroscience and Metabolic Diseases, led by Thomas Kilduff, Ph.D. This combination offers SRI clients and partners more integrated bench-to-bedside capabilities in areas such as addiction, alcoholism, Alzheimer's...

2012-08-24 02:22:38

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the primary endpoints, both cognitive and functional, were not met in either of the two Phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled solanezumab EXPEDITION trials in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease. However, a pre-specified secondary analysis of pooled data across both trials showed statistically significant slowing of cognitive decline in the overall study population of patients...

2012-08-13 06:25:10

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its annual street corner fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers Life and Casualty Company has increased its support to the Alzheimer's Association(®) in 2012 to $420,000. Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days® event brought in donations of $320,000 for the Alzheimer's Association, a 12% increase from 2011. In addition, Bankers - the national life and health insurer focusing on the retirement market - recognized the...

2012-07-23 06:17:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Memories - we spend our whole lives making them, but imagine your brain being wiped of all your precious moments. For 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, memory loss is a part of life. Researchers now link the condition to your walking pattern. Problems walking, including slow gait and a short stride, are associated with an increased risk of cognitive decline. Researchers measured the stride length, cadence and velocity of more than 1,341 participants...