Latest Alzheimer Society of Canada Stories

2011-10-04 11:17:48

Everyday, 1,000 people in Canada turn 65, entering a stage of life that has increasing risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease. "Recent national and international imaging studies on the brains of people aged 65 and older show that 95 per cent have brain small vessel disease seen as white spots and patches on magnetic resonance images," says Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Brain Sciences Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute at the University of Toronto. These studies also...

2011-09-13 11:27:02

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has health, financial and social benefits: Call for nations to support early diagnosis and intervention The World Alzheimer's Report 2011 'The Benefits of Early Diagnosis and Intervention', released today by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in...

2011-08-02 12:22:00

Soliciting Perspectives from the Public to Inform a National Alzheimer's Plan WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the Alzheimer's Association's commitment to provide platforms of engagement for those directly affected by Alzheimer's, today the Association launches a month of public input sessions taking place across the country. The Alzheimer's Association will hold more than 100 input sessions, inviting members of the public and stakeholders from the...

2011-07-21 06:59:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease? New research shows up to half of all Alzheimer's cases are attributable to seven preventable risk factors. About 33.9 million people have Alzheimer's disease worldwide, and researchers expect that number to triple in the next 40 years. In the new study, presented at the Alzheimer's Association 2011 International Conference in Paris, researchers reviewed data related to predisposing factors for Alzheimer's. They identified seven risk...

2011-07-20 16:36:09

Results from Europe and US highlight interest in early diagnosis despite wide fear of and familiarity with the condition Results of an international survey reveal that over 85% of respondents in the five countries surveyed say that if they were exhibiting confusion and memory loss, they would want to see a doctor to determine if the cause of the symptoms was Alzheimer's disease. Over 94% would want the same if a family member were exhibiting the symptoms. The findings were presented today at...

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