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2009-07-09 09:20:00

Partnership will focus on innovative technologies and enhanced caregiver training NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), New York, NY, and Samarion Inc., Jackson, MS, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to address the critical need for optimal dementia care through Samarion's quality improvement technology and AFA's enhanced training programs for healthcare professionals. Samarion's Enterprise Quality Improvement...

2009-06-17 10:00:00

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation today announced it is moving forward with an online campaign to help fund new discoveries into Alzheimer's disease. The campaign, titled, "Turn Up the Heat on Alzheimer's" has a set goal to raise funds and awareness for Nobel laureate Dr. Paul Greengard's research laboratory in The Rockefeller University, during summer 2009 to help fund Alzheimer's disease research. This fundraising campaign...

2009-06-01 09:00:00

Eisai Inc. and the Alzheimer's Association Support Award to Recognize Critical Role of Pharmacists in Alzheimer's Care WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc., in coordination with the Alzheimer's Association, calls on individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers across America to nominate local pharmacists for the 2009 C.A.R.E. (Commitment to Alzheimer's. Recognition of Excellence.) Pharmacy Award. This award recognizes the vital role that pharmacists play in...

2009-05-25 13:01:27

The way to fight Alzheimer's disease is to intervene decades before someone demonstrates symptoms, U.S. researchers suggest. The future of this disease is to intervene decades before someone becomes symptomatic. This analysis says you can save literally billions of dollars in long-term care costs if you can intervene at an earlier stage, study co-author David Weimer of the La Follette School of Public Affairs said in a statement. What you don't know costs a lot of money when it comes to this...

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2009-05-14 11:10:00

Scientists have developed a new risk index that will increase their ability to predict the likelihood of dementia in patients over the age of 65.Reporting in the journal Neurology, researchers describe the 15-point checklist as a series of tests based on different characteristics that can predict a patient's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The checklist successfully predicted about half of the cases of dementia in a group of elderly people over a six-year period, scientists said."This...

2009-05-12 13:51:00

Teens Nationwide Echo Call for Alzheimer's Awareness NEW YORK, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emily Riber, 17, always knew her grandfather for his charming sense of humor, and as she watched Alzheimer's disease rob him of the jokes he once told, she took comfort in the social workers who were there to guide him and her family. It was their ability to improve his quality of life and the invaluable resources they provided to her family that have inspired her to pursue a career in social...

2009-05-06 13:04:00

The growing number of Hispanic/Latinos with Alzheimer's and memory loss motivates the birth of a new initiative to address a comprehensive action plan CHICAGO, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Chicagoland alone, more than 135,000 Latinos currently suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other memory loss conditions while 320,894 are at high risk of being diagnosed. However, two out of three Hispanic households don't have at least one caregiver with the responsibility of caring for a family...

2009-04-23 06:43:34

Hopes that anti-inflammatory drugs may help in warding off Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have been set back by a new study, researchers say. The study, to be released this week in the medical journal Neurology, indicates that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen and ibuprofen not only don't decrease the risk of dementia in elderly patients, they actually increase it, USA Today reported Thursday. We had high hopes that these non-steroidal arthritis drugs might play...

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2009-03-24 12:01:50

A new report suggests the health care costs of Alzheimer's disease patients are more than triple those of other older people, the Associated Press reported. The report showed that those costs don't even include the billions of hours of unpaid care from family members. Alzheimer's sufferers are more often hospitalized and treated in skilled-nursing centers than those aged 65 and older without the mind-destroying disease. Alzheimer's medical costs also often include nursing home care and...

2009-03-06 08:04:00

Important information on display at 10 Rockefeller Plaza through March 31, 2009 NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of March, the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter will raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and Chapter services. This is due to the generosity of EHE International which has invited the organization to construct a 115-square foot display in its window at 10 Rockefeller Plaza. This display features the Alzheimer's Association "Celebrity...