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2009-09-08 12:52:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) invite scientists from the biotechnology industry and academia worldwide to apply for a new collaborative research grant award entitled Lewy Body Dementia Biomarker Research Award. The goal of the program is to catalyze the discovery of innovative biomarkers that aid in early diagnosis, detection and disease monitoring of Lewy body dementias. Lewy...

2009-08-04 09:59:24

Elevated cholesterol levels in midlife "“ even levels considered only borderline elevated "“ significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia later in life, according to a new study by researchers at Kaiser Permanente's Division of Research and the University of Kuopio in Finland. The study appears in the journal Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive Disorders.The four-decade study of 9,844 men and women found that having high cholesterol in midlife (240...

2009-07-29 12:49:00

CHICAGO, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its annual street corner fundraiser and a separate corporate donation, Bankers Life and Casualty Company has increased its support to the Alzheimer's Association in 2009 to more than $329,000. Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days(R) event increased its donations over last year by 13%, to just over $229,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. In addition, Bankers - the national life and health insurer focusing on the retirement market - recognized the...

2009-07-23 14:13:49

A close relationship to a caregiver may slow decline in an Alzheimer's patient, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, suggests the patient-caregiver relationship may directly influence progression of Alzheimer's disease and this beneficial effect of emotional intimacy the researchers saw among participants was on par with some drugs used to treat the disease. The researchers examined 167 pairs of...

2009-07-17 08:13:05

Though discoveries about Alzheimer's disease are often in the news, a new study reveals that American adults are unaware of the relationship between Alzheimer's disease risk and heart health, and that physical activity can protect against dementia. "There's a strong and credible association between heart health and brain health. If people learn about and do some simple lifestyle modifications, such as being more physically active and eating a brain healthy diet," Maria Carrillo, PhD, Director...

2009-07-13 01:30:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people with Alzheimer's and dementia - both new cases and total numbers with the disease -continues to rise among the very oldest segments of the population in contradiction of the conventional wisdom, according to research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/ICADLOGO ) Previous...

2009-07-13 01:22:22

Two studies indicate treatments of Alzheimer's are not effective unless the disease is found early, researchers reported in Vienna. The two studies used DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid. Subjects for the 18-month trial had mild to moderate Alzheimer's. One trial was by the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study, supported by the National Institute on Aging. The other was by Martek Biosciences Corporation, the firm that makes DHA. Researchers presented their studies Sunday at the Alzheimer's...

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...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.