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2014-03-03 16:25:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Aging today announced it will sponsor a seminar at the Pennsylvania Home Show on Thursday, March 6, at 2 p.m. entitled, "Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Preparing to be a Caregiver." The information session will be presented by Candy Yingling, an early stage coordinator at the Alzheimer's Association - Greater PA Chapter, and will provide suggestions for caregivers and families, once the...

2014-02-26 16:29:58

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing dedicated to the economic impact of Alzheimer's disease in America. Chaired by Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), the hearing also examined the current state of biomedical research into prevention and treatment of the disease. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins,...

2014-02-11 23:03:58

The three-part educational series will cover the types and stages of dementia, practical ways to address behavioral changes associated with dementia and how to communicate with someone with dementia. Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community...

2014-02-07 16:24:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Aging Brian Duke today presented the Pennsylvania State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders to Governor Tom Corbett on behalf of the members of the Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Disease Planning Committee, completing the group's year-long process to study the state's response to the disease and develop a plan to address it. Governor Corbett established the 26-member committee by executive order on Feb. 7,...

2014-02-05 12:27:55

Mounting Evidence of Biological Similarities Inspires Funding Program to Advance Understanding of Two Most Common Brain Diseases CHICAGO, NEW YORK and TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As research unveils overlap in the biology -- in addition to long-noted shared clinical symptoms -- of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, three non-profit organizations are uniting to encourage further study into the similarities and differences between the two most common brain diseases,...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.