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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),...

2014-06-26 08:27:28

MILAN, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the World Health Organization's large-scale studies, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. If also taken together with neurological disorders, such as dementia and stroke, these "disorders of the brain" account for 13% of the global disease burden. This surpasses both cardiovascular diseases (5%) and cancer (10%). Countries with the...

2014-06-25 23:12:45

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis doesn't have to mean the end to adventure; tips from the Alzheimer's Association help caregivers create a comfortable, safe environment for someone with dementia whether traveling by car, plane or boat. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Whether taking a short trip to see friends and family or traveling a far distance for vacation, it’s important to weigh the costs and benefits of travel for a person with dementia. Sharing a trip whether close to...

2014-06-24 16:24:31

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Appropriations Committee passed language today in a bipartisan vote that would support a framework for a global Alzheimer's fund to combat the growing threat of the disease worldwide. Congressman Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member of the Committee, pushed for the language to be included in the FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. Together with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Fattah introduced related...

2014-06-24 08:20:58

Special Issue Released During Inaugural Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month CHICAGO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our nation's soldiers and veterans represent a population at elevated risk for dementia and cognitive decline, according to findings published in a special issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Research articles in the special issue cite the circumstances of modern war, the consequences of head injury, post-traumatic stress...

2014-06-23 20:21:23

Agreement to fund development of compounds for cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease and other conditions of the central nervous system SAN DIEGO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionomics Limited (ASX:BNO, ADR:BMICY) announces that it has entered into an exclusive Research Collaboration and License Agreement with Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, for its BNC375 research program targeting cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's...

2014-06-19 12:26:01

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeinHome honors the caregivers of people living with dementia, as the Alzheimer's Association kicks off its Longest Day grassroots fundraising campaign on June 21 summer solstice, the year's longest period of sunlight. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140618/119339 The Longest Day honors the "strength, passion and endurance" of those facing Alzheimer's. From sunrise to sunset, teams from around the world will engage...

2014-06-19 00:21:02

71% of People Think That the Government is Responsible for Helping to Find a Cure or Way to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alzheimer's is a fatal, progressive disease impacting at least 44 million people worldwide yet it is widely misunderstood. According to an Alzheimer's Association(®) 12-country survey, 59 percent of people surveyed incorrectly believe that Alzheimer's disease is a typical part of aging and 40 percent of people believe that...

2014-06-18 23:10:48

Retirement Communities Specializing in Programs for Alzheimer’s and Memory Care, Helpful Articles on Aging, and More Resources Available Online and in Seniors Guide Magazine Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Top website for retirement living, http://www.SeniorsGuideOnline.com, has expanded its resources for assisted living by providing helpful articles and local resources for those living with Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and Memory Loss. According to facts and figures from the...

2014-06-18 23:10:07

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 introducing its new cognitive therapeutics program, the Cognitive Therapeutics Method, which is aimed at maintaining and improving the cognitive function of seniors under home care. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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