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Latest Alzheimer's Association Stories

2013-07-05 12:23:10

- Alzheimer's Association Statement - CHICAGO, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association is disappointed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) draft coverage decision on brain amyloid imaging, particularly given the clear, scientific consensus recommendations provided to CMS by the Association and the Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) regarding appropriate, limited coverage, only in specific populations. The...

2013-07-04 00:22:22

Continued insufficient Medicare coverage would be a significant setback for patients and the Alzheimer's Disease community INDIANAPOLIS, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a draft decision proposing Coverage with Evidence Development for the use of beta-amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents. Beta-amyloid imaging agents are used to evaluate patients...

2013-06-27 12:27:53

ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The full-time care team of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care of Missouri recently earned certification in the Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ program to improve the care of dementia patients in the St. Louis area. According to the Alzheimer's Association approximately five million people age 65 and older have Alzheimer's disease, making it the sixth leading cause of death. By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with...

2013-06-15 12:22:22

- Alzheimer's Association Statement - WASHINGTON, June 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update. The first-ever National Alzheimer's Plan, initially released in May 2012, was mandated by the bipartisan National Alzheimer's Project Act (P.L. 111-375), which Congress passed unanimously in 2010. The 2013 Update includes a new timeline for achieving its first goal -...

2013-06-06 23:25:10

In response to global aging trends, United Methodist Homes of New Jersey has established a fourth memory support residence for persons with Alzheimer´s disease and other dementias at Pitman Manor in Pitman, New Jersey. The public is invited to the grand opening on Thursday, June 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. PITMAN, N.J. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Worldwide, the number of people with dementia, currently estimated at 35.6 million, is projected to nearly double every 20 years in the future. Among...

2013-05-29 16:26:15

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation Highlights pivotal research into the late onset of Alzheimer's. NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although there are genetic dispositions for Alzheimer's Disease, the late onset of Alzheimer's and by far the most common, is still a mystery. It's also expected to double by 2050. Today however, renowned New York science investor, Jeffrey Epstein, whose foundation has provided funds to the American Alzheimer's Association, has heralded new findings...

2013-05-28 12:27:28

Long-Time Organization Executive Takes Reins as Care Needs Continue to Grow NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) Board Chairman Bert E. Brodsky announced today that Carol Steinberg has been appointed president of the national nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to optimal care for individuals with dementia and their families, advocacy and research. Steinberg helped build AFA into a leading national organization, serving...

2013-05-23 16:25:38

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brookdale concluded a record-breaking fundraising season benefitting the Alzheimer's Association. The nation's largest operator of senior living communities raised more than $750,000 - well beyond its goal as a Platinum National Team for the Walk to End Alzheimer's(®) 2012 fundraising season, a 50 percent increase over the more than $500,000 the company raised in 2011. In 2010, Brookdale collected nearly $500,000, bringing the company's...

2013-05-22 12:30:34

Funds to Advance Research Across Key Tau Programs in Alzheimer's disease NEW YORK, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oligomerix, Inc., a privately held company pioneering the development of disease modifying therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, announced today the completion of its Series B financing, which includes both issuance of new convertible preferred shares and warrants that would represent approximately $2.8M in new investments in...

2013-05-22 12:27:29

Football in Cleveland to Get a Whole New Look for an Important Cause CLEVELAND, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This football town is about to change its colors...at least for one day. Blondes vs. Brunettes, a women's flag football game, is coming to Cleveland Saturday, June 15 to support the Alzheimer's Association Cleveland Area Chapter. The public is invited to help in the fight against Alzheimer's disease by coming out to cheer on their favorite team - blonde or brunette!...