Latest Alzheimer Society of Canada Stories

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.

2011-04-14 08:16:02

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.

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.

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.

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.

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  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.