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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...

2011-04-14 08:16:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD) may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed, according to a new study. Researchers used MRI scans to measure areas of the brain in people with no memory problems or other signs of Alzheimer's and followed them for years to see who developed the disease. The researchers specifically focused their measurements on areas known to be involved in AD. They found those with smaller brain size in the...

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2011-04-14 06:25:00

Parts of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease could start shrinking up to a decade before the actual onset of dementia is diagnosed, according to a new US study on Wednesday. Scientists said the findings, while still preliminary, could one day provide a way to identify by MRI which individuals are most likely to develop the disease, which has no cure. In the new study, published in the journal Neurology Wednesday, researchers used MRI scans to measure areas of the brain in people with...

2011-04-06 19:39:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading voluntary health organization advocating for Alzheimer's care, support and research, the Alzheimer's Association® applauds the introduction of the "Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act," (S. 738/H.R. 1386), which seeks to improve detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and provide access to information and support for newly diagnosed individuals and...

2011-03-14 23:01:00

Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's and Timely Intervention Can Lead to Better Planning CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to 2011 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, released today by the Alzheimer's Association, there are nearly 15 million Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers in the United States. This new report shows that there are far more Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers than previously believed - 37% more than reported last year. These individuals...

2011-03-09 12:10:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anticipating a catastrophic increase in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, California leaders have completed the much-anticipated California State Plan for Alzheimer's disease, a disease estimated to double among Californians by the year 2030. The plan is a 10-year course of action with guiding principles, goals and recommendations to prepare California for this growing health crisis. Alzheimer's will soon soar to epidemic...

2011-03-07 00:00:27

Home Instead Senior Care in Boise has expanded their Alzheimer's and dementia care program to meet the increasing demand for seniors facing these diseases. Meridian, ID (PRWEB) March 6, 2011 Every 70 seconds, someone will develop Alzheimer's disease. This year about 26,000 Idaho friends and neighbors will be living with the disease. Alzheimer's is a disease that impacts the brain. It affects memory, thinking and behavior. The onset is slow, but as time goes on, the disease interferes with...