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2011-12-06 05:42:00

LONDON, December 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bupa Health Foundation and Alzheimer's Australia have announced the UK launch of a world-first brain health app, the latest digital tool to help in the fight against dementia. Based on latest research that links brain health and a reduced risk of dementia, to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system, 'BrainyApp' is the first dementia risk reduction iPhone app designed to help people monitor and improve their brain-heart...

2011-11-11 01:17:49

The American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF), a nonprofit organization funding innovative research through its Alzheimer´s Disease Research (ADR) program, today announced that the number of scientists seeking ADR research grants through its annual application process increased by 33% this year. “It´s a sign of difficult times for the scientific community,” said AHAF Vice President of Scientific Affairs Guy Eakin, Ph.D. “Finding government funding is tough now,...

2011-11-07 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report, "Alzheimer's from the Frontlines: Challenges a National Alzheimer's Plan Must Address," offers the insights, perspectives and views from individuals across the country who participated in the Alzheimer's Association's® public input process. Building on the Association's commitment to provide a platform for those directly affected by Alzheimer's, the Association and its more than 70 Chapters...

2011-11-07 08:26:00

November 15 Event Initiative Offers Education, Road to Diagnosis NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As federal officials and other experts work toward developing the first-ever national plan that will address the growing crisis of Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging Americans to take their own steps to be proactive about memory health by taking advantage of free memory screenings during its National Memory Screening Day (NMSD)...

2011-10-20 10:53:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Declaring that our nation "has no time to waste," the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) today released specific, hard-hitting recommendations on both care and cure to tackle Alzheimer's disease--and urged swift implementation of a national strategy on this growing public health crisis that threatens an increasing number of American families, including aging baby boomers, and the nation's budget. Entitled "No Time to Waste," the...

2011-10-12 14:28:00

BEDFORD, N.H., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's disease can be devastating to families who become caregivers. Anyone seeking more information about Alzheimer's is invited to attend the 3(rd) annual "Care to Cure: Alzheimer's Association Research and Caregiving" conference on Saturday, November 12 in Concord. Open to individuals and families free of charge, and with a modest registration fee for health care professionals, the program is an effort to bring information and...

2011-10-04 11:17:48

Everyday, 1,000 people in Canada turn 65, entering a stage of life that has increasing risk of stroke and Alzheimer's disease. "Recent national and international imaging studies on the brains of people aged 65 and older show that 95 per cent have brain small vessel disease seen as white spots and patches on magnetic resonance images," says Dr. Sandra Black, director of the Brain Sciences Research Program at Sunnybrook Research Institute at the University of Toronto. These studies also...

2011-09-21 14:59:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) today applauded the General Assembly of the United Nations for specifically identifying Alzheimer's disease as an important cause of death and contributor to the global non-communicable disease (NCD) burden, noting that this recognition is "invaluable toward lifting Alzheimer's disease to the global platform necessary to attack this worldwide public health crisis." The United Nations...

2011-09-21 11:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is World Alzheimer's Awareness Day, an annual observance dedicated to educating the public about the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease. The disease affects one in every eight people over the age of 65 and is the nation's seventh-leading cause of death. In Pennsylvania, it is estimated that nearly 280,000 people age 65 and older are currently living with Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association estimates...

2011-09-15 18:07:00

AFA Stresses Need to Destroy Stigma and Recognize 'Misunderstood' Population NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to controversial statements by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, Eric J. Hall, founding president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, today said that Robertson's comments highlight the very need for greater efforts to educate the public about the impact of Alzheimer's disease on individuals and their families, and...