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2010-11-04 15:26:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued final regulations for implementation of an important provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will include for the first time an annual wellness benefit for all Medicare beneficiaries beginning January 2011. This Medicare preventive service benefit is significant for the growing number of baby boomers who will soon be reaching the age of Medicare...

2010-11-02 05:56:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its efforts to drive home the urgency of the Alzheimer's disease crisis, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) today will call on the public to rally around the need for care and cure as it rings the opening bell of NASDAQ. Ringing the opening bell will be Bert Brodsky, AFA's chairman, and Eric J. Hall, AFA's president and CEO. AFA's participation in the NASDAQ ceremony comes as the nation marks the start of National...

2010-10-26 06:00:00

DALLAS, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's researchers say they are closer than ever to innovations that will advance the diagnosis and treatment of the best-known and most devastating form of dementia. A new Dallas lecture series will address these topics and others to increase awareness and assist North Texas families affected by the disease. "We are making remarkable progress every day," says Dr. Roger Rosenberg, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at UT Southwestern Medical...

2010-10-06 13:18:00

Article Addresses Healthcare Concerns of Alzheimer's Community NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama is featured as a guest columnist in the latest issue of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's (AFA) quarterly magazine for caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses, care ADvantage. In his column, he outlines important provisions in the Affordable Care Act that are relevant to the Alzheimer's community, such as health insurance, drug...

2010-10-05 23:01:00

Alzheimer's Association Offers Spanish Workshop on the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's To Address this Discrepancy CHICAGO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Alzheimer's Association "Hispanic Perceptions of Alzheimer's Disease" survey(1), which was funded by MetLife Foundation and released today during National Hispanic Heritage Month, 64 percent of survey respondents felt that the Latino community is not very aware or not at all aware of Alzheimer's disease. This...

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...


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