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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...

2010-05-21 14:00:00

PHOENIX, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association released a report on Wednesday, May 19, predicting that the cost of Alzheimer's disease over the next 40 years would reach $20 trillion if newer treatments are not on the horizon. "Today, there are no treatments that can prevent, delay, slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease," noted Harry Johns, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association. "While the ultimate goal is a treatment that can completely prevent or...

2010-05-20 06:00:00

PHOENIX, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest gathering of Alzheimer's disease researchers, medical experts, caregivers and policy makers in Arizona's history will gather Friday, May 21 to continue the urgent battle against the disease that today has more than 78,000 victims in Arizona alone. About 1,200 people are expected to attend the 12th Annual Conference of the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium. The free event will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, Ariz. The gathering is...

2010-04-22 13:57:00

Internationally Recognized Researcher to Present on May 22 CONCORD, N.H., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's disease can be devastating to families who become caregivers. Anyone seeking more information about Alzheimer's is invited to attend the Alzheimer's Association's "Care to Cure: the latest in research and care giving" conference on Saturday, May 22 in Concord. Open to individuals and families free of charge, and with a modest registration fee for health care...

2010-03-08 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Alzheimer's Association's® 2010 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, African-Americans are about two times more likely and Hispanics are about one and one-half times more likely than their white counterparts to have Alzheimer's and other dementias. Although whites make up the great majority of the more than five million people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, African-Americans and Hispanics are at...

2010-03-04 03:00:00

LONDON, March 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Beneficial Alzheimer's therapies that don't use drugs, and an update on prevention efforts, are the focus of the second day's plenary sessions at the 25th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), March 12, 2010 at the Grand Hotel Palace, Thessaloniki, Greece. Prof. Robert Woods of Bangor University, Gwynedd, United Kingdom, says, "Psychological therapies have been used with people with dementia for at least 50 years,...

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...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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