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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...

2010-11-08 09:10:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Lynn Pearson of Titusville, FL lights a candle to honor her sister on November 14, she'll be joining thousands of families across the nation whose lives have been touched by Alzheimer's disease--families who are coming together in spirit to take part in the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's (AFA) National Commemorative Candle Lighting. AFA sponsors the annual event, now in its eighth year, as part of National Alzheimer's Disease...

2010-11-08 00:00:46

"Breaking the Silence: A Caregiver's Voice" by Frances H. Kakugawa Gives Advice, Instruction, and Inspiring Poetry for Caregivers to Loved Ones with Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, or Other Major Illness. Nevada City, CA (PRWEB) November 7, 2010 November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. As part of its commitment to support such worthwhile causes, Willow Valley Press (http://www.willowvalleypress.com), publisher of the award-winning book...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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