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2013-07-31 23:03:33

Eat Sleep Golf and DriveHard will work together in the ongoing battle to end Alzheimer's. Through the sales of golf wristbands DriveHard will be raising funds and awareness for Cure Alzheimer's Fund. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Eat Sleep Golf has announced their continued partnership with the DriveHard campaign in an ongoing effort to help fight Alzheimer's. DriveHard has a primary focus of engaging the golf community, through the sale of their golf wristbands, in order to raise...

Alzheimer’s Disease And Dementia Explored In New Studies
2013-07-15 18:11:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com- -Your Universe Online Alzheimer's disease affects millions of Americans and two new studies have uncovered interesting information about the disease. In one study of almost 500,000 French men and women, people who delayed retirement were found to have less of a risk of developing Alzheimer's or other types of dementia. In the other study of 3.5 million US military veterans, those diagnosed with cancer were less likely to have Alzheimer's and those who...

2013-05-21 23:18:48

This book is the culmination of over 50 years of experience with the world of dementia. The book´s six sections explore topics basic to caregivers developing their own techniques and approaches to managing the day-to-day care of their loved ones. Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Barbara Michels, author of “The Alzheimer´s Journey“¦A Practical Perspective for Caregivers” has over 50 years of experience in the world of dementia. Over 25 years was...

2013-05-16 15:02:05

People who have skin cancer may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to new research published in the May 15, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The link does not apply to melanoma, a less common but more aggressive type of skin cancer. The study involved 1,102 people with an average age of 79 who did not have dementia at the start of the study. The participants were followed for an average of 3.7 years. At...

2013-05-14 23:01:06

AegisCare announces brand new training campaign to ensure its caregivers stay abreast of the latest in Alzheimer´s care Torrance, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 With specialized home health care, ailing seniors -- even those suffering from Alzheimer´s and dementia -- can remain in their homes instead of going into nursing homes or assisted living facilities. This is often preferable for the patients themselves and their families. AegisCare, a company that provides highly-trained...

2013-04-18 12:15:11

Close family members of people with Alzheimer's disease are more than twice as likely as those without a family history to develop silent buildup of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The study, published online in the journal PLOS ONE on April 17, 2013, confirms earlier findings on a known genetic variation that increases one's risk for Alzheimer's, and raises new questions about other genetic factors involved in the disease that...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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