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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...

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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...

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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:...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.