Latest Alzheimer Society of Canada Stories

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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.