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2010-09-21 11:44:48

Global action needed to address 'most significant health crisis of the 21st century' A landmark report on the Global Economic Impact of Dementia finds that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are exacting a massive toll on the global economy, with the problem set to accelerate in coming years. The World Alzheimer Report 2010 "“ issued on World Alzheimer's Day by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) "“ provides the most current and comprehensive global picture of the...

2010-09-20 23:01:00

- Researchers Descend on Capitol Hill to Deliver Petition to Make Alzheimer's a National Priority and Increase Investment in Their Critical Work - WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia are $604 billion in 2010, according to the newly released World Alzheimer Report 2010: The Global Economic Impact of Dementia from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), a London-based, nonprofit, international federation of 73 national Alzheimer...

2010-09-20 23:00:00

LONDON, September 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark report on the Global Economic Impact of Dementia finds that Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are exacting a massive toll on the global economy, with the problem set to accelerate in coming years. The World Alzheimer Report 2010 - issued on World Alzheimer's Day by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) - provides the most current and comprehensive global picture of the economic and social costs of the illness. The Report was...

2010-09-20 21:21:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow on World Alzheimer's Day, the Alzheimer's Association recognizes the efforts of the Obama Administration for bringing stakeholders to the table to begin an important dialogue on how best to address the Alzheimer epidemic. The meeting will include representatives of the Alzheimer community, policymakers from across the federal government, Alzheimer researchers, people with Alzheimer's and care providers to exchange objectives and...

2010-08-17 23:01:00

Alzheimer's Association and Researchers Double Goal for Petition Signatures Urging Lawmakers to Make Alzheimer's Disease a National Priority CHICAGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This summer, more than 55 researchers participating in the Alzheimer's Breakthrough Ride(SM) are cycling relay-style across the country, collecting petition signatures asking Congress to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. The public response to the petition has been so overwhelming that as the...

2010-08-12 14:18:00

Walks Take Place September 11 - September 25, 2010 BEDFORD, N.H., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association wants everyone to take steps to end Alzheimer's by participating in Memory Walk®. Thousands are expected to turn out to fight back against the fatal disease that can strike as young as 35, but hits with devastating frequency for those over 65. Memory Walk gives everyone a way to fight back. (Logo:...

2010-08-12 14:00:00

Walks Take Place September 11 - September 26, 2010 WATERTOWN, Mass., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association wants everyone to take steps to end Alzheimer's by participating in Memory Walk®. Thousands are expected to turn out to fight back against the fatal disease that can strike as young as 35, but hits with devastating frequency for those over 65. Memory Walk gives everyone a way to fight back. (Logo:...

2010-07-27 09:20:00

Collaboration Aims to Advance Care and Dignity for People with Dementia NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), New York, NY, and Second Wind Dreams (SWD), Marietta, GA, today announced that they have forged a strategic partnership that will utilize their combined expertise, program strengths and local membership bases to further raise the bar on care for the increasing number of individuals nationwide with Alzheimer's disease and related...

2010-07-14 12:30:00

HONOLULU, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, nearly 4,000 scientists from around the world gathered to report and discuss the latest advances in research on treatments, risk factors, and diagnosis for the health epidemic of the 21st century - Alzheimer's disease - at the Alzheimer's Association's 2010 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu. "With an aging baby boomer generation, the Alzheimer's disease crisis will continue to touch more lives...

2010-07-13 16:30:00

- Global Impact Could Multiply As The Population Continues to Age - HONOLULU, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Having Alzheimer's disease may increase the risk of getting other potentially disabling health conditions, including seizures and anemia, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI. "Alzheimer's disease is a global health crisis with devastating effects on...