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Moderate Exercise Keeps Hippocampus Healthy In People At

Moderate Exercise Keeps Hippocampus Healthy In People At Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

University of Maryland Maintaining hippocampus volume is key to delaying cognitive decline and onset of dementia symptoms in those with genetic risk for Alzheimer's A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease shows that...

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2014-04-08 12:59:57

Penn medical ethicist: Presymptomatic diagnosis will alter life with a 'brain at risk' How will we, as individuals, and a society, live with brains at risk for Alzheimer's disease dementia? As part of Health Affairs' April issue, a theme issue focusing on Alzheimer's, a neurodegenerative disease ethicist and clinician with the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania offers keen observations to help navigate ethically-charged points on the course of the disease...

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...

2014-03-06 16:27:14

Alzheimer Society of Canada asks: are you taking care of your brain? TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Have you been neglecting your New Year's resolutions like getting to the gym? National Brain Awareness Month is a perfect time to renew your resolutions because a healthy body is a healthy brain says the Alzheimer Society of Canada. Scientific evidence shows that 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day, whether it's a brisk walk or taking dance lessons, helps lessen the risk of...

2014-02-11 20:22:41

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada applauds the Government of Canada for committing in Budget 2014 to advance research aimed at renewing investments in health research to tackle the growing onset of dementia and related illnesses, and to recognize and provide better support for family caregivers. Today's budget will provide $15 million per year to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the expansion of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented...

2014-01-28 23:20:47

Alzheimer’s safety campaign continues to reach out to individuals in a variety of cultural communities (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 The Alzheimer Society of Ontario, in partnership with the Government of Ontario is expanding the groundbreaking Finding Your Way TM program, a multicultural safety awareness initiative for people with dementia who go missing or become lost. The program will help prevent people with dementia from “wandering” and going missing, and help caregivers and other...

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...

2014-01-07 00:20:23

Early diagnosis keeps lives from unravelling says Alzheimer Society during Alzheimer Awareness Month TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough,* losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life and avert unnecessary crises for their families. That's why during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society is launching a new campaign, Early diagnosis keeps...

2013-12-11 16:24:54

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Presented to Global Leaders About Accelerating Research, Advancing Collaboration and Improving Care CHICAGO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's Association(®) President and CEO Harry Johns presented and participated in the first-ever G8 Dementia Summit hosted by the United Kingdom, where world leaders acknowledged that the Alzheimer's and dementia crisis cannot be ignored. All of the G8 countries committed to the goal of...

2013-12-11 16:24:48

LONDON, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada applauds the leadership of the Canadian government and participating countries at the G8 Dementia Summit, led by British Prime Minister David Cameron, who today committed to work together to address the growing problem of dementia through increased research, innovation and partnerships. "We were pleased to have been invited on behalf of Canadians affected by dementia and work alongside the Government of Canada at the...