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2014-03-13 23:02:57

New Senior Community Brings Unique Care Options to Kansas City Northland Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 New senior care options will soon be unveiled in the Northland, and for many older adults and their loved ones, that’s a reason to celebrate. Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star will showcase the brand-new community during two special events: an invitation-only ribbon cutting from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, and a public open house from 1...

2014-03-13 23:00:12

‘I Care’ aims to relieve stress, anxiety of care partners, improve life of Alzheimer’s patients. Irvington, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 In 2012, approximately 15.4 million Alzheimer’s disease caregivers provided about 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care, which translates to more than $216 billion lost, says the Alzheimer’s Association. Authors and health care professionals Jennifer Brush and Kerry Mills understand the immense strain that care partners feel when caring for their...

2014-03-12 23:29:22

Caring for parents affected by Alzheimer's and dementia is often an overwhelming journey for caregivers as it is filled with uncertainty, anger, sadness and guilt. Somebody Stole My Iron, a new book from Praeclarus Press, offers hope and practical suggestions for coping for families living through this experience. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 For Vicki Tapia, caring for her aging parents who suffered from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disesase-related dementia, was an...

2014-03-05 12:27:31

LEARN Project will Track Cognitive Change in a Comparison Group of Older Individuals, and Initiate the First Tau Imaging Study in a Longitudinal Prevention Trial CHICAGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association today announced its largest ever research grant - $8 million over four years - to support the Longitudinal Evaluation of Amyloid Risk and Neurodegeneration (LEARN) study as a companion study to the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's...

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...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.