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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 -...

2013-04-10 16:26:09

- Alzheimer's Association Statement - WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association commends the Obama Administration for dedicating an additional $100 million within the President's FY 2014 budget toward the fight against Alzheimer's and the implementation of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. These new resources will be used to fund research, awareness, education and outreach, and caregiver support. "In addition to the human suffering...

2013-02-13 12:27:44

-Alzheimer's Association Statement- WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his first State of the Union address of his second term, President Barack Obama spoke of the need for "investments in science and innovation," with a specific reference to Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association applauds the president for underscoring the critical need for medical research and demonstrating that addressing Alzheimer's disease is a national priority. If we hope...

2013-01-14 20:21:09

- Alzheimer's Association Statement - WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services approved recommendations to best address the Alzheimer's crisis. Those recommendations included efforts to bolster the development of new treatments that prevent or effectively treat Alzheimer's by 2025, strengthen and expand the delivery of much needed support for families, and enhance care quality and effectiveness. The...

2012-07-30 23:00:50

Gustavo C. Román M.D., Professor of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College and Director of The Nantz National Alzheimer Center a scholarly partnership between The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University., to join board of LightBridge Healthcare Research, Inc. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 The Alzheimer´s Caregiver today announced that Gustavo C. Román...

2012-04-25 18:20:19

- Maria Shriver, Meredith Vieira and Jane Seymour Shared Personal Experiences with Alzheimer's Disease - WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After being awarded the Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award at the Alzheimer's Association National Dinner on Tuesday, April 24, University of Tennessee Women's Basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt and her son, Tyler Summitt, told an audience of nearly 1,000 advocates that they were proud to join the...

2012-04-23 02:23:48

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association will present University of Tennessee Women's Basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt and her son, Tyler Summitt, with its Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award at the Alzheimer's Association National Dinner on Tuesday, April 24. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representative Mike Burgess, M.D., (R-TX), Colonel Karl E. Friedl, Ph.D. and advocate Garrett Davis will also be honored for their...

2011-03-16 15:30:00

NEW YORK, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation announced today the recent appointment of Dr. Manny Alvarez, Senior Managing Editor of Fox News Health, to the Board of Trustees, effective March 16, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110316/DC65802) Manny Alvarez, M.D., is a dedicated medical professional and pioneer of innovative advances in medical technology. For nearly a decade, Dr. Alvarez has served as Chairman...

2010-12-08 18:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association® applauds members of the U.S. Senate for passing the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) (S. 3036). Because of this successful vote, we are one step closer to laying the groundwork for a national strategic plan to address the Alzheimer's epidemic. The Alzheimer's Association is grateful for the leadership of...

2010-12-01 09:38:00

Alzheimer's Association Statement WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association® is pleased by a significant step forward in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Today, the Association commends the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee for passing the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) (S. 3036). Led by Committee Chairman...