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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...

2010-07-12 19:30:00

- When Combined with a Known Alzheimer's Gene, Your Alzheimer's Risk may be Doubled - HONOLULU, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A gene known as FTO, which appears to be correlated with obesity in humans, may also increase risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI. And when a person has certain variants of both FTO and a recognized...

2010-07-11 23:01:00

- Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch Connects People with Potentially Life-Altering Studies - HONOLULU, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association announced today the launch of Alzheimer's Association TrialMatch(TM), a confidential and free interactive tool that provides comprehensive clinical trial information and an individualized trial matching service for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The Internet (www.alz.org/trialmatch) and phone-based...

2010-07-11 23:01:00

HONOLULU, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new website showcasing the latest in Alzheimer's disease research and science - www.alz.org/research - is being unveiled at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu. The website, called the Alzheimer's Association "Research Center," presents an extensive portfolio of information designed for a public searching for more knowledge about the current state of Alzheimer research,...

2010-07-06 12:29:59

Study suggests depression is a risk factor and not an early sign of Alzheimer's disease Depression is commonly reported in people with Alzheimer's disease and its precursor, mild cognitive impairment, with several studies suggesting having a history of major depression may nearly double your risk of developing dementia later in life. However, it has been unclear if depression is a symptom of the disease or a potential cause of the disease. To study the relationship between Alzheimer's and...

2010-06-21 15:54:00

Helen Matheny, former CEO of WV Medical Foundation Joins Cutting Edge Public Education Program MORGANTOWN, W.V., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) today announced the appointment of Helen Matheny as director of its Alzheimer's Outreach and Registry Program (AORP). Matheny joins a dynamic team of leaders in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, brought together by BRNI, the West Virginia Medical Foundation; the Alzheimer's...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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