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2014-09-30 08:34:05

Alzheimer's Team Ranks 3rd largest Alzheimer's Community Worldwide, dedicated to bringing diagnostic and drug treatment trials to those affected by early-stage, mild and moderate Alzheimer's PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One week after World Alzheimer's Day, MediciGlobal Ltd. announces its major milestone: Alzheimer's Team reaches over 200,000 supporters. The online community which caters to patients, families and caregivers, was developed to draw attention...

2014-09-29 23:09:03

GeriJoy announced today a new member of the executive team, Emily White, a social worker and certified geriatric care manager with professional experience through providers such as Kindred Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Brookdale Senior Living and Amedisys. Also an experienced social and technology entrepreneur, Emily serves as a mentor and adviser to technology startups in the field of aging. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Originally from Marblehead, MA, Emily White...

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...

2014-09-22 23:04:17

Medical minds collaborate during three-day event on the future of memory care and hospice CARLSBAD, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Medical experts this past weekend gathered in Carlsbad, California for a three-day conference to discuss brain-related diseases facing an aging population, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, brain injury from concussions and neurodegenerative disorders. Each of the 50 attendees is a medical director affiliated with a Silverado memory care community or...

2014-09-22 12:31:44

5.2 million in U.S. Live with Alzheimer's, One in Every Eight Baby-Boomers Will Develop the Disease NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nashville, Tenn., which has received national recognition as an unparalleled center of the United State's healthcare industry, is home to yet another innovative and one-of-a-kind healthcare initiative. Dr. David Satcher, 16th Surgeon General of the United States and former Nashvillian, will speak Tuesday, September 23 at 10:15 a.m. at...

2014-09-22 08:29:30

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd has achieved its target enrolment of 700 subjects with mild Alzheimer's disease into the second of its two Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM), a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This multi-centre, placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-005) is aimed at assessing the efficacy of LMTX(TM) in people diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's disease. The study...

2014-09-17 23:07:01

Fuel For Thought® coconut oil beverage helps support natural ketone production Bloomfield, CT (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Promising new research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (August 2014) sheds more light on the potential ability of ketones to support brain function in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia. The study shows that brain hypometabolism associated with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia may be caused by impaired glucose uptake and/or...

2014-09-16 23:05:58

Detection, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, while the patient is still alive improves accuracy of diagnosis and enables estimation of prevalence and risk. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and at Molecular Neuroimaging (MNI) LLC in New...

2014-09-16 12:31:21

DementiaWise Seminar to Provide Valuable Tips to Families with Loved Ones Suffering From Dementia CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Alzheimer's Association, by the time 1 in 3 seniors pass away, they will have been afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Dementia, a term used to describe a number of cognitive diseases which impair mental functions, can be debilitating for sufferers and heartbreaking for their loved ones. On...

2014-09-16 08:29:21

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and AstraZeneca today announced an agreement to co-develop and commercialize AZD3293, an oral beta secretase cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor currently in development as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease. The progression of Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain. BACE is an enzyme associated with the development of beta-amyloid. Inhibiting BACE...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'