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2014-09-12 12:25:19

Partnership with Brain Canada boosts innovative research to advance knowledge on neurological and mental illnesses. TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO of Brain Canada, today announced 32 projects being funded under the Canada Brain Research Fund. The projects announced today will accelerate innovative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system...

2014-09-11 23:01:41

The Firm is representing numerous Risperdal lawsuit plaintiffs who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to their use of the antipsychotic drug. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 A Canadian project investigating the use of Risperdal (http://www.lawreward.com/risperdal/) and other antipsychotic medications in elderly dementia patients has reported positive outcomes when the drugs are reduced in this patient population, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports....

2014-09-11 12:26:44

Leading researchers and industry experts discuss how to accelerate the development of new treatments and technologies to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families and caregivers OTTAWA, Sept. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Canada's Minister of Health, and Mr. Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of France to Canada, today welcomed leading dementia researchers and industry experts from G7 countries to Ottawa for the Canada-France Global Dementia Legacy Event....

2014-09-10 23:09:26

Alzheimer Society of Ontario excited to participate in novel assistive-technology effort Toronto (ON) September 10, 2014 (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is excited to be part of a novel effort to develop assistive technology for people with dementia. From 12-14 September, technological innovators will convene at the Toronto dementia hackathon to tackle the most pressing challenges faced by caregivers and people with dementia, and invent… on the spot…...

2014-09-10 16:26:25

The Congressman met with Dr. Dennis Gillings and a delegation from the World Dementia Council, an advocacy body created to stimulate innovation and the development of drugs, treatment and care for patients suffering from dementia WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) met today on Capitol Hill with Dr. Dennis Gillings, head of the World Dementia Council, to advance their joint mission to find cures, treatments, and new drugs that will...

2014-09-10 12:28:37

Major five-year grant with Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) will fund transformative research into disease prevention and treatment MONTREAL, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today its $2.5 million contribution to co-fund the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), a partnership officially launched in Montreal today in the presence of The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health. With the...

2014-09-09 23:12:35

According to Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich with Morris Psychological Group one side effect that is just beginning to be understood is that heart disease has consequences for thinking and communication. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 As medical intervention and treatment have improved and as people have become more conscientious about lifestyle factors that improve heart health, deaths from heart disease have declined. According to the American Heart Association,...

2014-09-09 23:10:07

“While age remains dementia’s biggest risk factor, age can also represent our biggest hope” says Gale Carey, CEO, Alzheimer Society of Ontario. Toronto (Ontario) (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 While the toll of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia on the aging population is well documented, the disease impacts people of every age. On Wednesday September 10, young Canadians touched by the disease will gather at the British High Commission in Ottawa to discuss and find creative ways...

2014-09-08 23:01:10

The Legacy Film Festival on Aging will be held in San Francisco from Sept. 12-14. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Living Well Assisted Living at Home is pleased to once again sponsor the Legacy Film Festival on Aging to be held Sept. 12-14 in San Francisco. The Legacy Film Festival on Aging is proud to present a film series portraying the richness of later life. Dr. Doris Bersing, Living Well President & CEO, is very excited about a new festival full of provoking films and...

2014-09-05 23:00:20

The three-part educational series for family caregivers will cover the progression of dementia, practical ways to maintain connection and engagement associated with dementia and community resources to help loved ones with dementia. Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) September 05, 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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.