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2011-02-24 00:00:45

Memory walks to help end Alzheimer's are held around the country year round. American Van Lines supports Alzheimer's research by participating in this event and pledging long-term support. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 23, 2011 American Van Lines is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk in support of Alzheimer's research and prevention. An American Van Lines moving truck will be themed in the Alzheimer's Association's logo and colors...

2011-01-29 00:01:51

Heavenly Caregiver Services, Inc. Aims to Raise Alzheimer's Awareness via Dementia Seminar Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2011 As the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States, Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of Dementia. It is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that impairs the memory, thinking and behavior of the affected individual. Symptoms typically appear slowly, most often after the age of 60, and get worse over time. It is estimated that 1 in 20 people...

2011-01-26 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting this year, more than 10,000 baby boomers a day will turn 65. As these baby boomers age, one of out of eight of them will develop Alzheimer's - a devastating, costly, heartbreaking disease. Increasingly for these Baby Boomers, it will no longer be their grandparents and parents who have Alzheimer's - it will be them. "Alzheimer's is a tragic epidemic that has no survivors. Not a single one," said Harry Johns, President and CEO...

2011-01-18 17:44:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association joins the Shriver family and the nation in mourning the passing of Sargent Shriver. Few people have had the impact on our nation that Mr. Shriver did. His unwavering dedication to the excellence and the ideal of public service laid a groundwork that Americans continue to follow to this day. A veteran of the Unites States Navy and a recipient of the Purple Heart, Mr. Shriver leaves an unmatched legacy of...

2011-01-18 14:07:00

Israel's Leading Care Organization Signs on as Founding Member NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation International (AFI) today announced the ground-breaking formation of the Alzheimer's Foundation of Israel, with Melabev, Israel's leading organization caring for individuals with Alzheimer's disease, as one of the founding members of the new organization. AFI is an outgrowth of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), a leading nonprofit...

2011-01-12 18:13:54

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered that the genetic mechanism which destroys brain cells is responsible for early development of Alzheimer's Disease in people with Down Syndrome and for development of Alzheimer's Disease in general population "“ providing a potential new target for drugs that could forestall dementia in people with either condition. The research, led by Dr. Weihong Song, Canada Research Chair...

2011-01-04 18:24:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association® applauds President Obama for signing the National Alzheimer's Project Act(NAPA) into law. NAPA creates for the first time a coordinated national strategy to confront one of America's most feared and costly diseases, a disease that will only plague more baby boomers as they age. Given the scale of the Alzheimer...

2010-12-15 12:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association® applauds Congress for passage of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (S. 3036, H.R. 4689), a significant step forward in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) provides an essential framework for the development of a national strategic plan. Championed in the House...

2010-12-09 07:25:00

Foundation's CEO to Call for End to 'Devastation' in House Subcommittee Testimony Today NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eric J. Hall, the president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), today will call on policymakers to "end the devastation" caused by Alzheimer's disease in testimony before the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. The subcommittee hearing will look at "Alzheimer's Disease:...

2010-12-08 18:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association® applauds members of the U.S. Senate for passing the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) (S. 3036). Because of this successful vote, we are one step closer to laying the groundwork for a national strategic plan to address the Alzheimer's epidemic. The Alzheimer's Association is grateful for the leadership of...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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