Latest Alzheimers Disease Stories

2010-07-07 15:35:25

High levels of several vitamin E components in the blood are associated with a decreased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD) in advanced age, suggesting that vitamin E may help prevent cognitive deterioration in elderly people. This is the conclusion reached in a Swedish study published in the July 2010 issue of the Journal of Alzheimers Disease. "Vitamin E is a family of eight natural components, but most studies related to Alzheimers disease investigate only one of these components,...

2008-09-23 12:00:13

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Carol Steinberg, +1-866-232-8484, or Susan Peschin +1- 202-466-0590, both of Alzheimer's Foundation of America Alzheimers Foundation of America Survey Shows Lack of Dialogue with Clinicians about Memory Concerns WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- House co-chairs for the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimers Disease, Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), called on the presidential candidates to consider the devastating impact...

2008-07-30 18:00:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Carol Steinberg of the Alzheimers Foundation of America, +1-866-AFA-8484, afapr@aol.com NEW YORK,July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An overwhelming number of Americans with memory concerns fail to report this health issue with their doctors despite visits within the past six months, according to results released today of a survey of participants in the Alzheimers Foundation of America (AFA) National Memory Screening Day last November. AFA announced the...

2008-07-29 21:00:19

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Alzheimers Association media line: +1-312-335-4078, media@alz.org; ICAD 2008 press room, July 27-31: +1-312-949-3253 CHICAGO, July 29/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the continued aging of the population and the growing epidemic of Alzheimers, early detection of the disease is crucial for risk assessment, testing new therapies, and eventual early intervention with better drugs, once they are developed. Four studies reported today at the Alzheimers...

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