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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...

2010-12-06 11:00:00

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With as many as 10 million U.S. baby boomers at risk for developing Alzheimer's,(1) the Alzheimer's Association and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) are collaborating to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease by emphasizing to all Americans, "It's Time to Face Alzheimer's." The effort encourages people to share photos and stories related to their personal experience with the disease in an effort to show the real and varied "faces" of Alzheimer's....

2010-12-01 12:27:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is pressing to raise Alzheimer's disease to an unprecedented level of awareness by holding the nation's first Alzheimer's disease telethon on December 4 and simultaneously calling on Americans to urge President Obama and Congress to declare a "decade of care." AFA's "Together for Care" telethon rallies leading celebrities and media personalities around the cause to offer information and hope to...

2010-11-23 12:12:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlighting the potentially crushing impact on young children and teens when a loved one has Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America will feature a heartwarming educational discussion and a family profile on this important topic as part of its first-ever Alzheimer's disease telethon on December 4. Al Roker of the "Today" show, serving as host of the telethon, will lead a discussion that will help parents and children...

2010-11-18 09:15:00

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, America's biopharmaceutical research companies highlighted the 98 new medicines in the pipeline for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, either in clinical trials or awaiting FDA review. Researchers, patients, caregivers, advocacy groups and students gathered at the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute to discuss the newest advances in Alzheimer's research and to take a look into the future of this debilitating...

2010-11-18 08:42:00

DALLAS, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Alzheimer's Awareness Month, The Potter's House and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas have joined forces to host a community symposium on Sunday, November 28th. The event will begin at 12:00 pm CT at The Potter's House of Dallas, located at 6777 W. Kiest Boulevard in Dallas. The program, titled "Suffering in Silence," will include information on recognizing the early signs of Alzheimer's disease, solutions for the caregivers,...

2010-11-11 13:15:00

DALLAS, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Several thousand North Texans whose lives have been touched by dementia are expected to attend the Dallas area Memory Walk this Saturday at the Dallas Zoo, according to John Gilchrist, Executive Director of the Greater Dallas Alzheimer's Association. "With awareness growing and an enormous population of aging baby boomers, we may set an attendance record," says Gilchrist. "We are delighted to have this much support heading into the event." Event...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpine mountaineer and Alzheimer's disease advocate Alan Arnette will embark later this month to climb the 7 Summits, the highest peak on each continent. This ambitious year-long climbing campaign - The 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything - aims to raise awareness of the growing Alzheimer's prevalence in our aging population and the enormous financial and personal burden it places on people with the disease,...

2010-11-08 14:01:00

RESEDA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1997, President Bill Clinton signed the first proclamation designating November as National Family Caregivers (NFC) Month. Since that time, NFC Month has been proclaimed by every American President. This year, the Los Angeles Jewish Home is joining efforts nationwide to encourage caregivers to "Reach Out for Help," the theme for NFC Month 2010. To help family caregivers of loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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