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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...

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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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