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2014-07-08 08:31:42

ICA Provides a Breakthrough in Affordable, High-Quality Dementia Care MAPLETON, Maine, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly formed International Caregivers Association (ICA) has created a revolutionary dementia-care program that will reduce the cost of caring for patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias while simultaneously improving their quality of life. Now the association is sharing this program so caregivers around the world can learn highly effective techniques they can...

2014-07-08 08:30:45

Highlights include additional analyses from Phase 3 and ongoing open-label studies, discovery research on the potential use of combination therapy and data on the impact of beta-amyloid imaging on diagnosis and management INDIANAPOLIS, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that 23 presentations will be given at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 (AAIC 2014) in Copenhagen, Denmark from July 12 - 17, 2014. Of particular interest...

2014-07-01 23:01:35

A new study has suggested that military veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are around 60% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia earlier in their lives than those who have never experienced such an injury. Ace Medical Group practicing physician explains how everyone can keep one's brain at its toe. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The findings, which were conducted at the University of California and posted in the journal ‘Neurology,’ could...

2014-07-01 16:27:12

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Alzheimer%s Drugs Market 2014-2018http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/global_alzheimer_s_drugs_market_2012_2016.html About Alzheimer's DiseaseAlzheimer's disease is a progressive, irreversible degeneration of the brain that disrupts the thinking, language, behavioral and cognitive skills of a person. AD is more prevalent in people aged 65 years or above and...

2014-07-01 12:29:01

ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Second Wind Dreams® (SWD®) announces the re-launch of its Family Edition of the Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®). This scientifically proven method builds sensitivity and awareness in individuals by temporarily altering participants' physical and sensory abilities with props and circumstances, which simulate changes associated with the physical and cognitive impairments of aging. Founder of Second Wind Dreams and inventor of the...

2014-07-01 11:36:25

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia. Past research has examined the impact of sleep duration on cognitive functions in older adults. Though faster...

2014-06-30 20:22:37

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data related to pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a neurological condition characterized by disruptive, uncontrollable episodes of laughing or crying, and NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate), the only FDA-approved product for the treatment of PBA, will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), being held at the Bela...

2014-06-27 23:02:04

The Alzheimer Society of Ontario is pleased about two key initiatives that have been adapted for a variety of cultural and linguistic communities: Finding Your Way™, a program to prevent wandering incidents, and Shifting Focus: a guide to understanding dementia behaviour. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 While a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is devastating for anyone, language and cultural barriers add to the complexities of the disease. On the eve of the...

2014-06-27 19:08:26

American Academy of Neurology Older veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans without TBI, according to a study published in the June 25, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that veterans with a history of TBI developed dementia about two years earlier than those without TBI who had developed dementia. "These findings...

2014-06-27 19:06:16

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine A study published online today in Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach provides a different take on previous information regarding the prevalence of chronic brain damage in retired NFL players. Researchers performed in-depth neurological examinations of 45 retired NFL players, ranging in age from 30-to 60-years old. The analysis included state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI),...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.