Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest Alzheimer Society of Canada Stories

2010-03-04 03:00:00

LONDON, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- "What's new" in Alzheimer's disease medical treatments and diagnosis is the focus of the first day's plenary sessions at the 25th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), March 11, 2010 at the Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece. Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D. of Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, New York, will address "New Treatment Developments" in Alzheimer's, including therapies that have the greatest...

2010-03-03 15:56:00

Alzheimer's Association Statement CHICAGO, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Alzheimer's Association is disappointed to learn of the negative results from the Phase III clinical trial of latrepirdine (Dimebon)," said William Thies, Ph.D., Alzheimer's Association Chief Medical and Scientific Officer. "People with Alzheimer's, their families and caregivers desperately need more and better treatment options for this devastating, fatal brain disease." Nonetheless, the Alzheimer's...

2010-02-11 08:01:00

Alzheimer's Association Statement WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its effort to improve and expedite the disability determination process, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it will add early-onset Alzheimer's disease to its Compassionate Allowances Initiative. The initiative identifies debilitating diseases and medical conditions that meet the SSA's disability standards for Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) or Supplemental Security...

920f93579d52f0549a63bf6bd17cb2a0
2010-02-08 10:34:32

The benefits of marijuana in tempering or reversing the effects of Alzheimer's disease have been challenged in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The findings, published in the current issue of the journal Current Alzheimer Research, could lower expectations about the benefits of medical marijuana in combating various cognitive diseases and help redirect future research to more promising therapeutics. Previous...

2009-11-13 15:51:00

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research that is targeting the early diagnosis of Alzheimer disease has drawn national attention to the work of Michael Seidenberg, PhD, a faculty member at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Seidenberg, a professor in the university's Department of Psychology, is the lead author of an article in the journal Neurology detailing a study that maps the brain activity of 69 healthy senior men and women, aged 65-85,...

2009-10-21 23:01:00

New System Combines Technology and Flexibility to Help People with Alzheimer's Remain Active At Home Longer CHICAGO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launched today, the Alzheimer's Association Comfort Zone(TM), powered by Omnilink, is the first comprehensive location management system designed specifically for Alzheimer's, giving people with the disease more freedom and independence in their community while providing their family some peace of mind. Comfort Zone is a Web-based...

951edd3b13741f30cce2b5daff36f2cb
2009-10-01 12:50:39

A report on Thursday over the ethical dilemmas of dementia said that millions of people suffering with the brain-wasting disease are often left without care or support until their illness reaches a crisis point, Reuters reported. The British medical ethics group that authored the report criticized health authorities for failing to take a broader view of dementia and called for more focus on easing the daily problems it poses for sufferers and their caregivers. An estimated 35 million people...

2009-09-28 12:36:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nancy Lynn has been appointed Executive Vice President of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, founded and co-chaired by Leonard and Ronald Lauder. The appointment, which will be effective as of October 5, 2009, was announced by Executive Director, Howard Fillit. In her new position, Ms. Lynn will be responsible for strategic planning, fundraising, board development, public relations, and marketing. (Logo:...

2009-09-21 16:17:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today in recognition of World Alzheimer's Day. The theme of this year's World Alzheimer's Day is "Diagnosing Dementia: See It Sooner." "Alzheimer's disease is a scourge afflicting Americans in every state and community. According to a new report, it affects 35 million people around the world -- and that number is expected to nearly double in 20 years, to more than 65 million in 2030....

66bc11734a4d5f295132ab37d3a9a8491
2009-09-21 12:25:00

A new report released on Monday shows that more than 35 million people around the world will suffer from Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia in 2010, and few will get any treatment at all, The Associated Press reported. Previous research underestimated Alzheimer's growing impact in developing countries, as the new count is about 10 percent higher than what scientists had predicted just a few years ago. The World Alzheimer Report projects that dementia will nearly double every 20...