Latest Alzheimer Society of Canada Stories

2012-11-08 00:54:51

'In silico search for an endogenous anti-Alzheimer's molecule -- Screening amino acid metabolic pathways' published today in the Canadian Journal of Chemistry Researchers at Dalhousie University have discovered a new technique using "computer-aided" drug design that may lead to an entirely new approach in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). "Alzheimer's is a devastating disease for which no truly disease-modifying drugs are available. Our approach is completely novel. We explore...

2012-09-22 23:03:13

Firstat Nursing Services, a home health care agency serving San Diego publishes guide — How home health care providers can help families suffering from Alzheimer´s. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2012 It is estimated that 5.1 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer´s disease. A progressive, degenerative disorder that attacks the brain´s nerve cells, Alzheimer´s is the most common cause of dementia, or loss of intellectual function in people 65 or older....

2012-09-21 23:00:12

Web publisher creates free, helpful resource with expert advice and articles on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 In recognition of Alzheimer´s Action Day, Assisted Living Today has released the Alzheimer´s Action Day Guide, a comprehensive, free resource for Alzheimer's and Dementia patients and caregivers. You can see the full Alzheimer´s Action Day Guide here: http://assistedlivingtoday.com/2012/09/alzheimers-action-day-guide 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...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.