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2014-09-11 12:26:44

Leading researchers and industry experts discuss how to accelerate the development of new treatments and technologies to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families and caregivers OTTAWA, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Canada's Minister of Health, and Mr. Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of France to Canada, today welcomed leading dementia researchers and industry experts from G7 countries to Ottawa for the Canada-France Global Dementia Legacy Event....

2014-01-24 08:24:25

Research to Focus on Repurposing Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Alzheimer's Society (UK) announced a new partnership that will provide funding for research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, with the goal of accelerating critical development programs and bringing new treatments to patients. The partnership intends to fund projects up to $1.5...

2012-03-08 13:23:50

The dementia drug donepezil (Aricept), already widely used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, can also help in moderate to severe patients, according to a new report The dementia drug donepezil (Aricept), already widely used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, can also help in moderate to severe patients, according to a report funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Alzheimer's Society. The study suggests that extending treatment to this group could...

2010-09-21 11:44:48

Global action needed to address 'most significant health crisis of the 21st century' A landmark report on the Global Economic Impact of Dementia finds that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are exacting a massive toll on the global economy, with the problem set to accelerate in coming years. The World Alzheimer Report 2010 "“ issued on World Alzheimer's Day by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) "“ provides the most current and comprehensive global picture of the...

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2009-07-03 12:25:00

Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute found that a person's marital status and genetic makeup could change their risk for developing dementia.Researchers noted that the number of patients dealing with dementia stood at 25 million in 2005, but is expected to jump to 81 million by 2040.In their study, researchers looked at about 2,000 men and women from eastern Finland at about the age of 50. They returned for a follow up study 21 years later.Researchers focused on the gene APOE variant...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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