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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. The findings were presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Paris on Monday. Veterans who have suffered anything from a concussion to a severe head wound were found to be more than twice as likely to develop dementia, compared to those with no brain injury, researchers reported. Results from the...

2011-07-19 00:30:00

Mathematical Model Still Needs "Real World" Proof Also, "Resilience Index" May Predict Successful Cognitive Aging - PARIS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new mathematical model of global Alzheimer's risk suggests that reducing the prevalence of well-known, lifestyle-based, chronic disease risk factors by 25 percent could potentially prevent 3 million cases of Alzheimer's worldwide, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International...

2011-07-18 05:01:00

Five-Country Survey and Women & Alzheimer's Panel Highlight the Unique Impact of Alzheimer's on Women PARIS, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Alzheimer's Association® in conjunction with GE Healthcare held a "Women and Alzheimer's: A Global Perspective" panel discussion during the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011 (AAIC). The event brought together leaders in the Alzheimer's field and revealed new data from a survey*commissioned...

2011-07-17 17:01:00

- Family Split Between Florida & Texas Finds Success with TrialMatch - PARIS, July 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2010, Dr. Denise Canchola immediately recognized the importance of enrolling her in a clinical trial. But even Dr. Canchola, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner based in Pompano Beach, FL, needed help and resources to search for clinical trials near her mother Gabriela's hometown of San Antonio, TX. Being located...

2011-07-14 13:13:00

CHICAGO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its annual street corner fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers Life and Casualty Company has increased its support to the Alzheimer's Association® in 2011 to $386,000. Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days® event brought in donations of more than $286,000 for the Alzheimer's Association, a 20% increase from 2010. In addition, Bankers - the national life and health insurer focusing on the...

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2011-07-14 11:19:06

Improving and maintaining health factors not traditionally associated with dementia, such as denture fit, vision and hearing, may lower a person's risk for developing dementia, according to a new study published in the July 13, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our study suggests that rather than just paying attention to already known risk factors for dementia, such as diabetes or heart disease, keeping up with your...

2011-06-23 13:10:00

Congressional Testimony Points to Need for Collaboration, Sharing Best Practices NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eric J. Hall, founding president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the Alzheimer's Foundation International, presented Congressional testimony today that called on the United States and countries worldwide to step up now to tackle Alzheimer's disease and to collaboratively develop a "global approach to this pandemic."...

2011-05-13 12:32:00

- Alzheimer's Association Statement - WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading advocacy, research and support organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association® commends Representatives Christopher Smith (R-NJ) and Edward Markey (D-Mass) for their leadership in introducing the Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act (H.R.1897) in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation will help strengthen and increase the federal commitment to...

2011-05-10 08:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy, together with its collaborator on the Alzheimer's Immunotherapy Program, Pfizer Inc., is pleased to announce the Alzheimer's Association(TM), the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research, as a new beneficiary of The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything campaign. Through this campaign, mountaineer and Alzheimer's disease advocate Alan...

2011-05-02 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hospice Foundation of America has developed "Alzheimer's Disease and Hospice Care," a free online webinar that examines how hospice care can support patients and families coping with end-stage Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. More than 5 million people in the U.S. live with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, and this number is expected to grow even higher. "Caregivers often provide help over the course of many years, but when a...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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