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2012-07-18 10:26:11

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In April 2011, the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer's Association published new criteria and guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. These guidelines separate the progression of Alzheimer's into three phases: (1) pre-clinical (or pre-symptomatic) Alzheimer's disease, (2) mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease, and (3) Alzheimer's disease dementia. Phases (1) and (2)...

2012-07-18 06:28:00

- Phase 2b study of a new symptomatic drug - - One-year extension trial of a medical food - - 9-month trial of a dietary supplement - - 18-month study of a home-based care coordination intervention - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from four clinical trials reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) demonstrate the wide variety of approaches being pursued to improve memory, thinking, quality...

2012-07-18 06:26:41

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2012 (AAIC® 2012), July 14-19, in Vancouver cover the spectrum of Alzheimer's disease and dementia research, including causes, risk factors, detection and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The Alzheimer's Association International Conference is the premier annual forum for presentation and discussion of the latest Alzheimer's and...

2012-07-17 22:22:42

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Light to moderate alcohol consumption has generally been considered to have some health benefits, including possibly reducing risk of cognitive decline. However, two studies reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) in Vancouver suggest that moderate alcohol use in late-life, heavier use earlier in life, and "binge" drinking in late-life increase risk of...

2012-07-17 06:27:02

Also, Special Session Previews the First Three Prevention Trials in Presymptomatic Alzheimer's VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first report of long-term (three-year) stabilization of Alzheimer's disease symptoms with IVIG (Gammagard, Baxter), including no decline on measures of cognition, memory, daily functioning and mood, was reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) in Vancouver. In...

2012-07-17 06:25:37

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With FDA approval of a brain amyloid imaging compound in early 2012 and the expected start in 2012 and 2013 of three clinical trials in people with pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's disease, issues around disclosure of dementia risk status are becoming more urgent. Several research efforts reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) describe the creation and evaluation of new...

2012-07-16 14:20:50

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international panel of experts has developed the first global harmonized protocol for measuring a key region of the brain tied to memory, according to research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) in Vancouver. The harmonized protocol for measurement of the hippocampus, development of which was funded by the Alzheimer's Association®, will be presented to...

2012-07-16 10:25:43

Findings from the Einstein Aging Study Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference This Week BRONX, N.Y., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have found that people with a form of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease, have twice the risk of dying compared with cognitively normal people. Those with dementia have...

2012-07-16 10:25:25

Evidence Supports Benefits of Physician Attention and Social Engagement VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two studies presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) in Vancouver provide evidence of connections between mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and negative health outcomes - increased isolation and death. These studies suggest that MCI, which is too often thought of as "only a little memory...

2012-07-16 10:25:23

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) today reported the creation of a new model of Alzheimer's derived from the skin cells of people with the disease that were reprogramed into Alzheimer's brain cells. This new Alzheimer's model may prove to be more accurate than current mouse models of the disease and therefore can be used (a) to generate important new insights...