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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...

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...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.