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2011-09-13 11:27:02

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 favor of earlier diagnosis and timely intervention.

2011-08-02 12:22:00

Soliciting Perspectives from the Public to Inform a National Alzheimer's Plan WASHINGTON, Aug.

2011-07-21 06:59:18

Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease? New research shows up to half of all Alzheimer's cases are attributable to seven preventable risk factors.

2011-07-20 16:36:09

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.

2011-07-20 05:01:00

PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today French President Nicolas Sarkozy will address the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011), the premier annual forum presenting the latest research from the world's leading scientists in the Alzheimer's field.

2011-07-20 00:30:00

- Alzheimer's Disease Feared Second Only to Cancer - - Majority Would Seek A Diagnosis to Explain Memory Loss and Confusion - PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey reported today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris by Alzheimer Europe and administered by the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that while people fear Alzheimer's second only to cancer, the overwhelming majority would go to the doctor, or take a loved one...

2011-07-19 11:01:00

PARIS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year, the Fondation Mederic Alzheimer and Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) are running Alzheimer's Awards for evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their carers.

2011-07-19 08:00:00

Two new studies – one involving veterans and the other retired football players – have found that head injuries increase the risk of dementia later in life.

Word of the Day
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".