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2014-02-11 23:03:58

The three-part educational series will cover the types and stages of dementia, practical ways to address behavioral changes associated with dementia and how to communicate with someone with dementia. Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community...

2014-02-11 20:22:41

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The Alzheimer Society of Canada applauds the Government of Canada for committing in Budget 2014 to advance research aimed at renewing investments in health research to tackle the growing onset of dementia and related illnesses, and to recognize and provide better support for family caregivers. Today's budget will provide $15 million per year to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the expansion of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented...

2014-02-11 08:31:37

-- PDE10 Target Engagement Continues to Increase with Well-Tolerated Doses -- SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced additional positive data from its Phase 1 program for OMS824, the lead compound in Omeros' phosphodiesterase 10 (PDE10) program. This clinical trial evaluated the extent to which OMS824 binds to PDE10, an enzyme expressed in the region of the brain that has been linked to a wide range of diseases that affect cognition....

2014-02-07 23:00:10

New companion for dementia patients may provide an alternative to some medications, say experts at ABC Senior Advisors in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 ABC Senior Placement Advisors works to provide families with relevant and reliable information so that they can make informed decisions when choosing the right senior living facility for themselves or loved ones. However, beyond finding the right facility, ABC is dedicated to being a complete resource for any and...

2014-02-05 12:27:55

Mounting Evidence of Biological Similarities Inspires Funding Program to Advance Understanding of Two Most Common Brain Diseases CHICAGO, NEW YORK and TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As research unveils overlap in the biology -- in addition to long-noted shared clinical symptoms -- of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, three non-profit organizations are uniting to encourage further study into the similarities and differences between the two most common brain diseases,...

2014-01-30 23:29:58

Caring for parents affected by dementia can be overwhelming for caregivers as it is often a journey filled with uncertainty, anger, sadness and guilt. A new book from Praeclarus Press, Somebody Stole My Iron, offers hope and practical suggestions for coping when a family member has dementia. Amarillo, TX (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 It is becoming increasingly common to find baby boomers caring for their aging parents in today’s society. Oftentimes families pull together their resources...

2014-01-30 23:27:24

Acuity Games is pleased to announce the creation of Total Recall, a memory game inspired by the standard Alzheimer’s MMSE examination. Pompton Plains, NJ (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Brain games developer Acuity Games is pleased to announce the creation of Acuity Games:Total Recall, the 11th game in their growing line-up of brain health assessment-based brain games. Total Recall was inspired by the MMSE (mini mental-state examination) question that requires patients to repeat a list of...

2014-01-28 23:20:47

Alzheimer’s safety campaign continues to reach out to individuals in a variety of cultural communities (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 The Alzheimer Society of Ontario, in partnership with the Government of Ontario is expanding the groundbreaking Finding Your Way TM program, a multicultural safety awareness initiative for people with dementia who go missing or become lost. The program will help prevent people with dementia from “wandering” and going missing, and help caregivers and other...

2014-01-28 08:30:32

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation of Canada (ADDF-Canada) and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation today announced a new funding collaboration to support a clinical trial investigating the potential for hypertension drugs to slow Alzheimer's disease progression. The trial will be led by Dr. Sandra Black and the Toronto Dementia Research Alliance at the University of Toronto. (Logo:...

2014-01-24 08:24:25

Research to Focus on Repurposing Drugs for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and the Alzheimer's Society (UK) announced a new partnership that will provide funding for research in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, with the goal of accelerating critical development programs and bringing new treatments to patients. The partnership intends to fund projects up to $1.5...