Latest Alzheimer Society of Canada Stories

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.

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 Conference...

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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