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2014-10-21 16:26:03

ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Month, the Lewy Body Dementia Association proudly unveils, "The Profiles of LBD," a portrait series of families living with the disease. Taken by world-renowned professional photographer, Robert Whitman, the series encapsulates the love between those afflicted with LBD and their caregivers, despite the struggles they face together every day managing a relatively unknown, yet very common,...

2014-10-14 16:24:41

Film Based On Nebraskan Native Diagnosed With Frontotemporal Dementia BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3in4 Association (http://www.3in4needmore.com) has been announced as an official sponsor of the motion picture "It Snows All The Time" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2767880/combined). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/152070 The film is based on Ed Hover, a former manager of the biolab storeroom at the University of Nebraska, who was diagnosed at age...

2014-10-14 12:29:16

TIMONIUM, Md., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $29 million to the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN), which is dedicated to furthering translational research and investigating new treatments for patients with rare diseases. The RDCRN focuses on facilitating collaboration, study enrollment and data sharing among rare disease researchers, and is comprised of 22 consortia with representatives from 98 patient...

2014-10-14 08:33:36

MARKHAM, ON, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - "Person-centred care" - it's a powerful concept that is easy to embrace but more difficult to pull off. To support health organizations and providers in creating a "culture shift" from being task-oriented to being person-centred, Saint Elizabeth Health Care is teaming up with the Alzheimer Society of Canada to deliver education and training on embedding the principles and practices of person-centred care within home care and long-term care settings. A...

2014-10-06 12:27:03

Learn How to Fight Back Using Exciting New Directions in Research MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Finally we have hope of preventing Alzheimer's disease before early symptoms appear. As more and more people face an increased risk of Alzheimer's because they are living longer, this news could not have come soon enough. "The time to avoid dementia is now, while your brain is healthy and early prevention is still effective. Clearly, there is no time to waste," Dr. Constance...

2014-10-02 23:11:12

Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the official launch of its new “Dementia Care Academy”, a virtual education platform that enables visitors worldwide to stream hands-on Alzheimer’s Dementia caregiving videos by renowned Care Expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida announces the official launch of its new “Dementia Care Academy”, a virtual education platform that enables...

2014-10-02 12:30:49

TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada welcomes Health Minister Rona Ambrose's announcement yesterday that she and her provincial and territorial counterparts have agreed to collaborate on a national plan to curb the staggering personal, societal and economic toll of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. "This is excellent news," said Mimi Lowi-Young, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Canada. "Dementia is a huge threat to our public health system and to our...

2014-10-02 08:30:38

Transamerica and MIT AgeLab introduce a framework to guide discussions between financial planners and their clients dealing with dementia and Alzheimer's disease CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transamerica and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) AgeLab today highlighted the significant issues facing individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and dementia during a day-long symposium in Cambridge, Mass. The symposium, titled "Financial Planning in the...

2014-09-30 12:30:15

"Food for Thought" to Promote Education, Fundraising for Rare Brain Disease RADNOR, Pa., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters from throughout the U.S. will host events during the 2(nd) Annual "Food for Thought" campaign from October 5-12, with the goal of raising awareness about frontotemporal degeneration (FTD). FTD is an often-misdiagnosed, progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting 50,000 people in the United States, and is the leading cause of dementia in adults...

2014-09-23 23:08:44

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on the recent case of a British Columbia woman diagnosed with dementia taking her own life. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.