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2011-09-15 13:26:00

November 15 Event Initiative Offers Education, Road to Diagnosis NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In testament to the value of community-based memory screenings, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) today announced that more than 30 leading professional organizations are supporting its annual National Memory Screening Day that will be held this year on November 15. The announcement comes on the heels of a report released earlier this week by Alzheimer's Disease...

2011-09-13 11:27:02

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease has health, financial and social benefits: Call for nations to support early diagnosis and intervention The World Alzheimer's Report 2011 'The Benefits of Early Diagnosis and Intervention', released today by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in...

2011-09-12 23:01:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, September 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Call for Nations to Support Early Diagnosis and Intervention The World Alzheimer Report 2011, released today by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in favor of earlier diagnosis and timely intervention....

2011-08-02 12:22:00

Soliciting Perspectives from the Public to Inform a National Alzheimer's Plan WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the Alzheimer's Association's commitment to provide platforms of engagement for those directly affected by Alzheimer's, today the Association launches a month of public input sessions taking place across the country. The Alzheimer's Association will hold more than 100 input sessions, inviting members of the public and stakeholders from the...

2011-07-21 06:59:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease? New research shows up to half of all Alzheimer's cases are attributable to seven preventable risk factors. About 33.9 million people have Alzheimer's disease worldwide, and researchers expect that number to triple in the next 40 years. In the new study, presented at the Alzheimer's Association 2011 International Conference in Paris, researchers reviewed data related to predisposing factors for Alzheimer's. They identified seven risk...

2011-07-20 16:36:09

Results from Europe and US highlight interest in early diagnosis despite wide fear of and familiarity with the condition Results of an international survey reveal that over 85% of respondents in the five countries surveyed say that if they were exhibiting confusion and memory loss, they would want to see a doctor to determine if the cause of the symptoms was Alzheimer's disease. Over 94% would want the same if a family member were exhibiting the symptoms. The findings were presented today at...

2011-07-20 05:01:00

PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today French President Nicolas Sarkozy will address the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011), the premier annual forum presenting the latest research from the world's leading scientists in the Alzheimer's field. The impact of Alzheimer's and dementia represent an international crisis. Current estimates suggest 36 million people worldwide are living with dementia, and this number will double by 2030 and more than...

2011-07-20 00:30:00

- Alzheimer's Disease Feared Second Only to Cancer - - Majority Would Seek A Diagnosis to Explain Memory Loss and Confusion - PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey reported today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris by Alzheimer Europe and administered by the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that while people fear Alzheimer's second only to cancer, the overwhelming majority would go to the doctor,...

2011-07-19 11:01:00

PARIS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year, the Fondation Mederic Alzheimer and Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) are running Alzheimer's Awards for evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the Award is to promote better care and share best practices. Applications can be submitted from today 19 July until 1 December 2011 at http://www.alz.co.uk/award. Psychosocial research involves or relates...

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2011-07-19 08:00:00

Two new studies "“ one involving veterans and the other retired football players "“ have found that head injuries increase the risk of dementia later in life. The findings were presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Paris on Monday. Veterans who have suffered anything from a concussion to a severe head wound were found to be more than twice as likely to develop dementia, compared to those with no brain injury, researchers reported. Results from the...