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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...

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. The impact of Alzheimer's and dementia represent an international crisis. Current estimates suggest 36 million people worldwide are living with dementia, and this number will double by 2030 and more than...

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,...

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. The purpose of the Award is to promote better care and share best practices. Applications can be submitted from today 19 July until 1 December 2011 at http://www.alz.co.uk/award. Psychosocial research involves or relates...

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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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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