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2013-10-08 20:22:02

PHOENIX, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After five years of suffering from dementia-like symptoms and unable to play guitar, Alice Cooper's former bandmate and guitar legend Dick Wagner has returned to music after having been successfully treated for a commonly misdiagnosed brain condition. Wagner, 70, was treated by Joseph Zabramski, MD, at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, and today is back in the spotlight. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131008/LA94411)...

2013-10-01 12:31:04

EHE International Donates Huge Display Window to Help Raise Awareness about Alzheimer's NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of October, visitors to Rockefeller Center in the heart of midtown Manhattan will get an unexpected lesson on Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131001/NY89849LOGO-a) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131001/NY89849LOGO-b) Thanks to the generosity of EHE...

2013-09-30 20:21:37

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Congressional champion of research and funding for brain-related diseases, introduced a resolution Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives recognizing September as World Alzheimer's Month. Worldwide, more than 35 million people suffer from Alzheimer's, and in the United States more than five million individuals live with the debilitating disease. "The impact of Alzheimer's is too great for...

2013-09-30 12:27:14

- Alzheimer's Association Statement - WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association is disappointed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decision to only allow Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) for an Alzheimer's imaging test that would improve diagnostic accuracy and certainty in challenging cases. When used in specific populations, as outlined in criteria developed by the Alzheimer's Association and the Society for Nuclear...

2013-09-27 12:25:31

Three-year investment will help foster supportive communities for individuals with dementia and their caregivers EAGAN, Minn., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota today announced a three-year funding commitment of $750,000 to ACT on Alzheimer's (ACT), a volunteer-driven and statewide collaborative focused on preparing Minnesota for the impacts of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The Blue Cross commitment will be funded through Blue...

2013-09-23 08:29:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Anavex Life Sciences Corp. ("Anavex" or the "Company") (OTCQB: AVXL) today commented on the World Alzheimer Report 2013 (PDF), which examines the latest global and regional trends of older people needing dementia care.  The report forecasts that the cost and burden of caring for people with dementia will approximately triple by 2050 because a cure has not yet been discovered.  Those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease constitute the largest...

2013-09-19 16:25:50

Number of older adults with care needs to increase to 277 million by 2050; half of all older people who need personal care have dementia. WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world population ages, the traditional system of informal care by family, friends and community will come under increasing strain. Data from the World Alzheimer Report 2013 to be released today predicts the number of dependent older people will rise from 101 million in 2010 to 277 million in 2050,...

2013-09-19 16:25:37

Over 300 patients now enrolled worldwide in clinical trials for a second-generation tau aggregation inhibitor (TAI) aimed at halting the progression of Alzheimer's SINGAPORE and ABERDEEN, Scotland, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of World Alzheimer's Day, TauRx Therapeutics Ltd announced that it has reached an important milestone with over 300 patients now enrolled in its global Phase 3 clinical trials of LMTX(TM) for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. More than 100...

2013-09-19 16:24:31

People with Dementia are 7.5 Times More Likely Than Those with Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer or Diabetes to Develop Care Needs within 2 Years CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Alzheimer's Disease International 2013 World Alzheimer's Report, "Journey of Caring," care associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia is a global issue that must be addressed as prevalence and costs continue to soar, placing enormous stress on families...

2013-09-18 08:30:11

CEOi, Bank of America, GE Healthcare, Janssen Research and Development and Merck Partner with Banner Alzheimer's Institute to Encourage Enrollment in Alzheimer's Prevention Registry PHOENIX, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing the need to accelerate research to prevent Alzheimer's disease and engage consumers, Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) announced a major multi-corporation partnership today. The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer's disease (CEOi) and many of...