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2014-04-04 12:28:09

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pain and helplessness of those suffering from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease (AD)--a fatal, degenerative condition for which there is currently no cure nor any effective treatment-- is the basis for a bipartisan bill unveiled in the House of Representatives today by U.S. Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Chaka Fattah (D-PA). The bill, HRes. 489, calls on the U.S. to both engage in and lead a coordinated, international effort to advance...

2011-09-13 11:27:02

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has health, financial and social benefits: Call for nations to support early diagnosis and intervention The World Alzheimer's Report 2011 'The Benefits of Early Diagnosis and Intervention', released today by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in...

2011-07-19 11:01:00

PARIS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year, the Fondation Mederic Alzheimer and Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) are running Alzheimer's Awards for evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the Award is to promote better care and share best practices. Applications can be submitted from today 19 July until 1 December 2011 at http://www.alz.co.uk/award. Psychosocial research involves or relates...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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