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2011-04-06 19:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading voluntary health organization advocating for Alzheimer's care, support and research, the Alzheimer's Association® applauds the introduction of the "Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act," (S. 738/H.R. 1386), which seeks to improve detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and provide access to information and support for newly diagnosed individuals and...

2010-12-07 14:46:00

BOSTON, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Living Residences (SLR) announced the launch of its new assisted living based Alzheimer's care and treatment brand, "Compass Memory Support Neighborhoods"®. Undergoing internal development for the past three years, SLR worked with leading clinicians and researchers, including staff from the Boston University School of Medicine's Alzheimer's Disease Center, to create an array of cutting edge research-based programming designed to...

2010-11-05 07:24:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be overwhelming. In fact, according to the Alzheimer's Association, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and as many as 10 million family caregivers. For the family member afflicted with Alzheimer's, even routine daily events, such as hearing or seeing evening newscasts, can be truly terrifying. As a result, one of the greatest challenges for the caregiver is creating...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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