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2014-01-30 23:29:58

Caring for parents affected by dementia can be overwhelming for caregivers as it is often a journey filled with uncertainty, anger, sadness and guilt. A new book from Praeclarus Press, Somebody Stole My Iron, offers hope and practical suggestions for coping when a family member has dementia. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 It is becoming increasingly common to find baby boomers caring for their aging parents in today’s society. Oftentimes families pull together their resources...

2014-01-30 23:20:21

Hosted by Wood Glen Alzheimer's Community, part of CommuniCare Family of Companies, please join us for the purple tie preferred event to celebrate memories and recognize caregivers at the Inaugural BELIEVE Gala, in conjunction with the ‘Spirit of Hope’ awards, from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Dayton Masonic Center, 525 W. Riverview Ave, Dayton, OH 45405. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Memories are precious, and losing them is heartbreaking....

2014-01-23 08:31:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to improve the health and well-being of seniors, employees at 482 Emeritus Senior Living communities across the country hit the streets to support the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's. In addition to hosting hundreds of fundraisers throughout the nation, nearly 3,600 employees, family members and residents took part in walks throughout the past year. The Alzheimer's Association recently...

2014-01-22 08:29:15

"Highway to Help" Focuses on Raising Awareness and Research Funding CLEVELAND and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique group of individuals from disparate backgrounds are joining forces to raise awareness and capital for Alzheimer research. The team is led by Byron Defoor, Grace Healthcare and Brian Johnson, AC/DC lead singer, among others. As part of the Fifty Plus Racing team, this group has come together to support the Highway to Help program. The campaign...

2014-01-16 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support stemming from the efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates was passed swiftly by Congress today. The Alzheimer's Association commends the bipartisan work of our elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. Congress has been engaged in addressing Alzheimer's over the last several years, having...

2014-01-07 00:20:23

Early diagnosis keeps lives from unravelling says Alzheimer Society during Alzheimer Awareness Month TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough,* losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life and avert unnecessary crises for their families. That's why during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society is launching a new campaign, Early diagnosis keeps...

2013-12-31 23:23:00

Dementia can unleash a flood of emotions ranging from fear, sadness, frustration, guilt, and anger, which can be overwhelming for patients and family caregivers alike. A new book from Praeclarus Press, Somebody Stole My Iron, offers hope and practical suggestions for coping when a family member has dementia. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care....

2013-12-17 23:02:52

Quality Mat Company, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of dragline mats, partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association of Texas to help find a cure to the disease. Beaumont, Texas (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Quality Mat Company, a company well-known throughout the United States as a leading manufacturer of dragline mats, is also known for its commitment to many different health-related causes. Recently, Quality Mat partnered with the Houston and Southeast Texas branch of the...

2013-12-11 16:24:54

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Presented to Global Leaders About Accelerating Research, Advancing Collaboration and Improving Care CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's Association(®) President and CEO Harry Johns presented and participated in the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit hosted by the United Kingdom, where world leaders acknowledged that the Alzheimer's and dementia crisis cannot be ignored. All of the G8 countries committed to the goal of...

2013-12-09 12:26:31

MUMBAI, India, December 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bharat Book Bureau presents Alzheimer's Pipeline Drugs Review, Alzheimer's disease Drug Market & Forecast - Global Analysis. This report Alzheimer's disease drug market is on the curvature stage. Since 2003, there is not any single "magic bullet" launched in the market to prevent or cure it. However, all current marketed products are going to be generic in the next 3-4 years. There are high unmet medical needs. The current...