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2014-03-31 08:29:05

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prana Biotechnology (ASX:PBT/NASDAQ:PRAN) has today released the top line results of the 12-month Phase II Imaging trial in Alzheimer's Disease ("IMAGINE" Trial), based on draft results. Prana's PBT2 did not meet its primary endpoint of a statistically significant reduction in the levels of beta-amyloid plaques in the brains of prodromal/mild Alzheimer's disease patients, as measured using PiB-PET Standardized Uptake Value...

2014-03-29 23:02:55

Bryan W. Brickner highlights numerous 2014 research articles (and one old one) from the National Institutes of Health regarding Alzheimer’s disease ~ a relentless enemy worthy of mimicry ~ and one’s cannabinoid system. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 “There’s a political cannabinoid boon happening,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, publisher of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011), “and this month the evidence is in our blood.” In Passing the...

2014-03-27 23:01:42

Experts to address a variety of topical subjects, including the connection between Diabetes and dementia; and the growing effect of Alzheimer’s disease on women. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Mind Heart Soul Ministry and Lakewood Church invite the community to attend open-to-the-public workshops on Saturday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m., designed to help families affected by dementia. The no-cost event will address topics many in America are facing: caregiving, dementia and Alzheimer’s,...

2014-03-26 23:27:09

Ecumen Awakenings emphasizes managing dementia without highly sedating drugs. Between 2010 and 2013, Ecumen Awakenings achieved a 97% reduction in the use of psychotropic medications, decreasing dosage or discontinuing use of more than 1,000 of these potentially harmful drugs. Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Ecumen, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of senior housing and aging services headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., received national recognition as...

2014-03-26 23:04:13

Home Care Assistance is recognized as one of the top home care agencies in North America based on client satisfaction. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is honored to receive the 2014 Home Care Pulse and Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider awards. As a Home Care Pulse and Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider, Home Care Assistance is recognized as one of the top home care businesses in North America...

2014-03-26 23:01:02

Vitamin B6, a key ingredient in Biohack Pure, has recently been shown fight depression and also to slow brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease by up to 90 percent. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Researchers in Victoria, Australia have discovered a clear link between depression and diet. In particular, they have discovered that diets low in key nutrients, including B vitamins, can have a significant impact on emotional health. Biohack Pure's Jonathan Weisman...

2014-03-25 23:24:28

GeriJoy announced today the release of its longest running case study yet, detailing a year of interaction between a virtual talking dog and a senior with Alzheimer’s. Through such virtual companions, GeriJoy enables providers to complement traditional caregiving and senior care services with affordable, round-the-clock companionship and oversight. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The latest year-long aging in place case study released by GeriJoy details how a senior with dementia,...

2014-03-25 08:31:05

--Funds Will Advance Novel Approach for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Diseases of Protein Aggregation-- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the completion of a $17 million Series D financing from existing and new investors to advance the Company's lead candidate, NPT088, and potential next-generation compounds toward clinical trials. NPT088 has the potential to treat a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases,...

2014-03-24 08:27:59

The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation backs a critical study that advances Alzheimer's as the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein, founder of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, and prominent supporter of the Alzheimer's Association, has backed and highlighted a critical study showing that Alzheimer's is no longer the 6th leading cause of death in the United States,...

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...