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2012-08-13 06:25:10

CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /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 2012 to $420,000. Bankers' annual Forget Me Not Days® event brought in donations of $320,000 for the Alzheimer's Association, a 12% increase from 2011. In addition, Bankers - the national life and health insurer focusing on the retirement market - recognized the...

2012-07-19 06:37:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Alzheimer´s is a progressive disease that affects approximately 5.3 million Americans, particularly the elderly. These numbers are expected to increase, unless a cure is found. New research shows the higher levels of a certain fat in the blood called ceramides may increase a person´s chance of developing Alzheimer´s disease. Study author Michelle M. Mielke, Ph.D, an epidemiologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. was quoted as saying, "Our...

2012-07-18 06:26:41

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2012 (AAIC® 2012), July 14-19, in Vancouver cover the spectrum of Alzheimer's disease and dementia research, including causes, risk factors, detection and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. The Alzheimer's Association International Conference is the premier annual forum for presentation and discussion of the latest Alzheimer's and...

2012-07-16 10:25:25

Evidence Supports Benefits of Physician Attention and Social Engagement VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two studies presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012) in Vancouver provide evidence of connections between mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and negative health outcomes - increased isolation and death. These studies suggest that MCI, which is too often thought of as "only a little memory...

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2012-07-13 09:08:57

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine recently revealed that they have developed a “timeline” that shows early signs of Alzheimer´s, even with unseen progress. The team of researchers examined families who had a genetic risk of having the disease. The findings, which were published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that signs of Alzheimer´s can appear up to 25 years...

2012-06-30 23:01:13

The Alzheimer´s Caregiver an educational approach to care offers Alzheimer´s caregiver strategies to cope with stress over July 4th and summer vacation San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 The nearly 15 million Americans caring for persons with Alzheimer´s now have access to research based information and resources, thanks to the launch of The Alzheimer´s Caregiver a new online subscription service series. The Alzheimer´s Caregiver is offered in both Spanish and...

2012-06-28 10:25:05

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Eric J. Hall, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), in response to the ruling today by the United States Supreme Court that upholds major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as constitutional. "Today's Supreme Court decision upholding major elements of the healthcare reform law directly impact Americans facing the challenges of Alzheimer's disease and...

2012-06-12 22:20:46

NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A major new report on the dramatic toll Alzheimer's disease is taking on women in the U.S., who are shown to be the primary caregivers for loved ones, reveals an increasing cost to their personal and professional lives as well as their pocketbooks. The study entitled Women and Alzheimer's Disease: The Caregiver's Crisis, surveyed 1,204 current and former caregivers who provide unpaid care for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's disease...

2012-06-12 10:22:49

Participants challenge themselves in sunrise-to-sunset relay-style physical activity in support of the 34 million people worldwide who are living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers CHICAGO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 20, 2012, participants across the Northern Hemisphere will take a stand with Alzheimer's Association The Longest Day(TM) to show those facing Alzheimer's disease that they are not alone. Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic and is now the...

2012-05-31 06:28:57

AFA Affiliate Offices Respond to Needs of Increasing Dementia Population NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the need for education and resources about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias climbs at an unprecedented rate, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) and Senior Helpers are opening AFA affiliate offices within 11 Senior Helpers franchises from coast-to-coast to service the growing population affected by the brain disorder. The AFA Care and...