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2014-10-21 16:26:03

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month, the Lewy Body Dementia Association proudly unveils, "The Profiles of LBD," a portrait series of families living with the disease. Taken by world-renowned professional photographer, Robert Whitman, the series encapsulates the love between those afflicted with LBD and their caregivers, despite the struggles they face together every day managing a relatively unknown, yet very common,...

2014-10-21 08:35:10

Animal study reveals potential brain-health benefits of a walnut-enriched diet FOLSOM, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new animal study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease indicates that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer's disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141020/153235 Research led by Abha Chauhan, PhD, head of the Developmental Neuroscience...

2014-10-17 12:25:25

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Neurology Times, a leading online community and information resource for neurologists and other healthcare providers, features special coverage on Parkinson disease and Alzheimer disease, with discussions of the latest developments in approaches to diagnosis. Up to 1 million Americans have Parkinson disease, more than the total of those who have multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, or Lou Gehrig disease. Diagnosis...

2014-10-16 23:00:16

New book ‘Alzheimer’s—What They Forget to Tell You’ is an inspiring true account of author Caron Leid taking care of her mother for 13 years ONTARIO, Canada (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Although more and more people are being affected by Alzheimer’s disease, there is not enough information surrounding the true daily struggle of the disease. But one thing is for sure, this disease does not only rob a person of their memory, it takes their dignity and independence with it....

2014-10-15 23:06:25

Dr. Rudy Tanzi Discovers New Method of Studying Alzheimer’s as Organization Celebrates a Decade of Milestone Achievements with Fall Symposium Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund today announced that one of its lead researchers, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, has led a team in the creation of human brain cells that can develop the defining characteristics of Alzheimer’s in a Petri dish, allowing unparalleled study of the disease. Dr. Tanzi’s groundbreaking research...

2014-10-14 08:33:36

MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "Person-centred care" - it's a powerful concept that is easy to embrace but more difficult to pull off. To support health organizations and providers in creating a "culture shift" from being task-oriented to being person-centred, Saint Elizabeth Health Care is teaming up with the Alzheimer Society of Canada to deliver education and training on embedding the principles and practices of person-centred care within home care and long-term care settings. A...

2014-10-13 23:03:28

New Study Shows Link between Plaques and Tangles/Could Open Door to Therapeutic Target Boston (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 In what is being hailed by scientists in the Alzheimer's research community as a game changing research finding, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund today confirmed that a new study release in the journal Nature demonstrates, for the first time, precisely how the early hallmark of Alzheimer's disease -- Beta-Amyloid, which forms into plaques -- stimulates the creation...

2014-10-13 16:25:04

--Study Demonstrated Clinically Meaningful and Statistically Significant Improvement of Agitation in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease-- ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that results from the Phase II study evaluating AVP-923 for the treatment of agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease were presented at the 2014 American Neurological Association Meeting. In this study utilizing the two-stage, sequential...

2014-10-10 12:24:24

Alzheimer's Care Grant Program for 15 Million Eligible Family Caregivers in North America LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilarity for Charity(®), a movement established with the Alzheimer's Association(®), led by actors and writers Lauren Miller Rogen and Seth Rogen to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease among the millennial generation, will partner with Home Instead Senior Care(®), to offer grants for in-home care services to eligible U.S. and...

2014-10-08 08:27:11

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data from the phase II trial evaluating AVP-923 for the treatment of agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the results of the phase IV PRISM II study evaluating NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate) for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in patients with AD will be presented at the American Neurological Association's (ANA)...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.