Latest Alzheimer's Association Stories

2013-09-24 11:07:02

For years, scientists have attempted to understand how Alzheimer’s disease harms the brain before memory loss and dementia are clinically detectable. Most researchers think this preclinical stage, which can last a decade or more before symptoms appear, is the critical phase when the disease might be controlled or stopped, possibly preventing the failure of memory and thinking abilities in the first place. Important progress in this effort is reported in October in Lancet Neurology....

2013-09-17 23:27:13

Supporting an employee after her family member passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s; Foster Web Marketing pledges to raise money for a local charity event in Reston, VA. FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Among the hundreds of people gathering in Reston for the Northern Virginia 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, September 29, is a team from Foster Web Marketing. The Fairfax, Virginia-based online marketing company is not only helping raise money for...

2013-09-17 23:01:31

In line with its mission to change the way the world ages, Home Care Assistance Fort Worth created Team Memory Movers to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s with the goal of raising awareness around Alzheimer’s care and prevention. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Home Care Assistance Fort Worth, a premier provider of in-home care, is proud to share that the office has formed a team, the Memory Movers, to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday,...

2013-09-10 23:28:22

Supplements contain properties that enhance circulation in the brain and improve oxygen utilization, indicating they could place useful roles in treating and preventing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 According to statistics released by the Alzheimer’s Association (http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_facts_and_figures.asp), Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and more than 5 million...

2013-09-05 23:18:07

Ida Culver House Broadview Prepares for Walk to End Alzheimer’s with County Fair Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 More than 100 Ida Culver House Broadview residents, their families and friends are helping the Western and Central Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association reclaim the future for people living with Alzheimer’s and associated dementias by raising money for the organization to provide care, support and research funding. On Saturday, August 17, Ida...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.