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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,...

2014-03-13 23:02:41

“The Cognitive Therapeutics Method: Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Slowing the Cognitive and Functional Decline Associated with Dementia” is a comprehensive and well-researched volume relevant for every scholar, clinician, researcher and geriatric care provider with an interest in Neurocognitive Disorder. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Led by neuropsychologist and Executive Director of Research and Development at Home Care Assistance, Dr. Samuel T. Gontkovsky, a team of cognition experts...

2014-03-12 23:29:22

Caring for parents affected by Alzheimer's and dementia is often an overwhelming journey for caregivers as it is filled with uncertainty, anger, sadness and guilt. Somebody Stole My Iron, a new book from Praeclarus Press, offers hope and practical suggestions for coping for families living through this experience. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 For Vicki Tapia, caring for her aging parents who suffered from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disesase-related dementia, was an...

2014-03-11 23:28:35

50 years after his father first recognized and treated normal pressure hydrocephalus, Dr. Carlos Hakim is partnering with the Hydrocephalus Association and other clinicians on a mission to advocate for screening and proper diagnosis of the estimated 375,000 Americans suffering with this treatable form of dementia. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 This year marks the 50th anniversary of the recognition of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) as a distinct medical syndrome. Despite the...

2014-03-11 12:29:05

LONDON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Alzheimer's Disease Therapeutics and Diagnostics: World Market 2013-2023 Report DetailsAlzheimer's medicine - your guide to technologies, trends and revenuesWhere's treatment of Alzheimer's disease heading? Visiongain's new report gives you revenue predictions for those drugs and diagnostic tests from 2013, helping you stay ahead.There you find financial data, R&D trends,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.