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2014-03-21 23:26:44

Home Health Care Agency Trains Aides to Care Specifically for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Dementia; Program will Enhance Skills to Provide More Targeted Support for Patients and Families Secaucus, N.J. (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Approximately 5.2 million Americans are currently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many of them senior citizens. In fact, one in nine adults over 65 years old have Alzheimer’s and this skyrockets to one-third of the population aged 85 and older. To meet the...

2014-03-21 08:23:43

INNSBRUCK, Austria, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - A US research team has developed the world's first blood test capable of predicting, with 90% accuracy, the risk of Alzheimer's disease 2-3 years in advance. The findings, published in Nature Medicine, were generated using the AbsoluteIDQ(R) p180 test kit by Austrian BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG. A team of US researchers has developed the world's first blood test capable of predicting Alzheimer's. The...

2014-03-20 12:33:23

BERLIN and BOSTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Piramal Imaging today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Neuraceq(TM). This approval comes only four weeks after receiving marketing authorization for Neuraceq(TM) from the European Commission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140320/NE87281LOGO Neuraceq(TM) is indicated for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of the brain to estimate beta-amyloid neuritic plaque density in adult patients with...

2014-03-19 23:03:34

The presentation will be led by expert neuropsychologist and Executive Director of Research and Development, Dr. Samuel Gontkovsky, and Home Care Assistance Sacramento owner Kathy Herrfeldt at the Home Care Assistance of Sacramento office on Thursday, March 27th from 5:30-6:30 PM Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Home Care Assistance, the leading provider of in-home senior care, is proud to unveil the Cognitive Therapeutics Method™, an activity-based cognitive intervention program,...

2014-03-19 23:01:49

Raising money to launch its new business location, DHSC offers five categories of in-home care services to help seniors stay at home and avoid assisted living facilities. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Home is where people feel the most comfortable, and many seniors are motivated to remain in their own homes for as long as possible when faced with the decision to move to assisted living. But, when the choice to stay at home creates a need for more help around the house, Dearest...

Alzheimer's Disease More Prevalent In Women Than Men
2014-03-19 12:45:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are breast cancer. Researchers found that a woman’s estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is one in six, compared to nearly one in 11 for a man. "Through our role in the development of The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on...

2014-03-19 00:22:14

There Are 2.5 Times More Women Than Men Providing Intensive "On Duty" Care 24 Hours a Day to Someone with Alzheimer's CHICAGO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Alzheimer's Association 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report released today, a woman's estimated lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer's at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a man. As real a concern as breast cancer is to women's health, women in their 60s are about twice as...

2014-03-18 20:22:14

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to the latest YouGov Omnibus survey nearly half of Americans (47%) say Alzheimer's attracts less financial support than other diseases because it generally affects older people. 51% of Americans who know somebody with the disease agree. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/MN85931) 44% of people who do know an Alzheimer's sufferer say the disease lacks funding because people accept the disease as a natural part of...

2014-03-18 12:31:34

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomenAgainstAlzheimer's - the first national network of women in leadership positions working to speed the pace of research and build real momentum to end Alzheimer's disease - today announced that Pat Summitt, head coach emeritus of the University Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, will be joining the organization as an honorary founder. "Who better to join this battle than Pat Summitt, an outspoken Alzheimer's advocate...

2014-03-17 12:27:09

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marcus Dobson first recognized the cognitive decline brought on by Parkinson's disease when he realized he no longer wanted to play with his grandchildren or even be in the same room with them. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/DC83974 Bunny Fontrier wasn't having any cognition problems, but after caring for her mother with dementia she thought she should look at herself, too. Dobson, 60, and Fontrier, 63,...


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