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2013-07-17 16:27:33

BOSTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the global population is aging, and the personal and economic burdens due to Alzheimer's disease and related disorders are skyrocketing, the number of doctors trained to effectively diagnose and treat people with Alzheimer's is already woefully inadequate. Experts in health policy and practice have indicated the need for more comprehensive education for health care professionals in dementia and aging to meet the needs of the...

2013-07-17 16:27:04

BOSTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2013 (AAIC(®) 2013) in Boston cover the spectrum of Alzheimer's disease and dementia research, including novel treatment and prevention strategies, possible new risk factors, advances in early detection and diagnosis, and an updated model of disease progression. The Alzheimer's Association International Conference is the premier annual forum for...

2013-07-17 16:26:59

Five studies reported at AAIC 2013 point to subjective concern about memory as a potential early warning sign of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's BOSTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is increasing evidence that subjective cognitive decline (SCD) -- the self-reported perception of memory or cognition problems -- is a potentially valid early clinical marker of brain and cognitive changes that may indicate Alzheimer's disease, according to five research studies...

2013-07-17 08:27:08

- No evidence found to support general population dementia screening - - Misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's leads to excess costs - - Encouraging first reports for tau imaging in Alzheimer's - BOSTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from four research studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston range from a review of population-level studies to a single case history, demonstrating the scope of research being...

2013-07-16 16:25:34

Brain imaging and biomarker studies presented at AAIC 2013 show an increasingly detailed picture of Alzheimer's progression, starting with amyloid abnormalities and leading to memory and thinking symptoms. BOSTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An updated model of the sequence of changes in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease was reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. In the hypothetical model of...

2013-07-16 08:30:19

BOSTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Additional analyses from a negative Phase 3 clinical trial of IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. "We learn more about Alzheimer's disease from every study," said Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association vice president of Medical and Scientific Relations. "Even negative...

2013-07-15 16:24:07

BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An expert panel found that 16 freely accessible online tests for Alzheimer's disease scored poorly on scales of overall scientific validity, reliability and ethical factors, according to new data reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. "As many as 80 percent of Internet users, including a growing proportion of older adults, seek health information and diagnoses online,"...

2013-07-15 12:26:03

BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association® recognized three leading scientists for their extraordinary contributions in advancing research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® (AAIC® 2013) in Boston, Massachusetts. The honorees are: Eckhard Mandelkow, PhD, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany. Eva-Maria Mandelkow MD, PhD, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany....

2013-07-15 12:25:20

280 Experts Contribute to Recommendations on Public Health Actions to Improve Cognitive Health in an Aging America BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alzheimer's Association® unveiled The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013-2018 at the 2013 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. The report encourages...

2013-07-15 08:27:36

Three other studies reported at AAIC 2013 illuminate Alzheimer's risk factors, point to potential new strategies for treatment, prevention BOSTON, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most kinds of cancer are associated with a significantly decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of 3.5 million veterans reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2013 (AAIC® 2013) in Boston. In addition, the study suggested that chemotherapy...