Latest Alzheimer's Association Stories

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...

2013-11-18 23:02:23

Mayor Max Arnowitz of Hillsdale to Attend Special Event at Memory Care Living Hillsdale to Raise Awareness at Event on Wed. Nov. 20th at 5:30 p.m. Hillsdale, NJ (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 WHO: Memory Care Living, a provider of specialized housing and care for older adults with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and Mayor Max Arnowitz of Hillsdale, New Jersey. WHAT: “Light Up the Night for Alzheimer’s.” As part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we will light thousands of purple holiday...

2013-11-12 23:29:14

J Wedge donates $2 to the Alzheimer’s Association for every purple J Wedge sold in November. Wichita, KS (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The Alzheimer’s Association reports that over five million Americans are currently plagued by the disease. Alzheimer’s, a progressive form of dementia typical to the elderly, causes memory and thinking issues. The disease ultimately destroys an individual’s behavioral abilities and prevents him or her from performing even menial tasks. Providing care...

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