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2014-01-14 16:26:29

NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terracina Grand, a premier senior living community, today announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for its new two-story memory care community will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, adjacent to the existing property, near the corner of Davis Boulevard and County Barn Road in Naples. To commemorate the groundbreaking expansion of memory care at Terracina Grand, all event attendees will have a $25 donation made in their name to the...

SAGE Test Helps Spot Early Alzheimer's
2014-01-13 10:54:07

[ Watch The Video: Self-Administered Test Helps Spot Early Alzheimer’s ] The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities. Findings by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center confirming the feasibility and efficiency of the tool for community screening large numbers of people are published in the...

2014-01-11 23:00:10

Business owner and author, Gina Wilson, shares her balance of Alzheimer’s caregiving and professional life. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Caregiving While Managing Business and Home Life Business Owner Shares Her Balance of Alzheimer’s Caregiving and Professional Life Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and given the 68 percent increase between 2000 and 2010, it is quickly becoming an epidemic. Author Gina Wilson is no stranger to the disease after...

2014-01-09 08:28:50

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that it has received $40 million in milestone payments from Forest Laboratories Holdings Limited (NYSE: FRX) for MDX-8704. MDX-8704 is a fixed dosed combination (FDC) of Namenda XR(®) (memantine HCl extended release capsules) and donepezil HCl being developed as a once daily therapy for the treatment of moderate-to-severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type in the United States. The...

2014-01-09 08:28:04

BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akili Interactive Labs Inc. ("Akili") announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pfizer Inc. to test the ability of Akili's mobile video game platform ("Project EVO") to detect cognitive differences in healthy elderly people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. To Akili's knowledge this is the first time that a large pharmaceutical company will test the use of a mobile video game as a clinical tool to determine early signs of...

2014-01-08 23:27:44

Total Recall designed by Rachael Linkie is the latest program that instructs people how to conquer their memory problems quickly and naturally. Is the Total Recall review on the site Vinamy.com trustworthy? Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Total Recall is the latest program that teaches people how to conquer their memory problems naturally without drugs or bad side effects. The program also reveals to people tips to remember names, faces, and even entire shopping lists. In addition,...

2014-01-07 00:20:23

Early diagnosis keeps lives from unravelling says Alzheimer Society during Alzheimer Awareness Month TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough,* losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life and avert unnecessary crises for their families. That's why during Alzheimer Awareness Month, the Alzheimer Society is launching a new campaign, Early diagnosis keeps...

2014-01-06 04:21:53

Clinical research centers added to allow more patients to access a tau-based investigational treatment for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease ABERDEEN, Scotland, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel treatment for Alzheimer's disease, has expanded its international clinical trials by adding new research centers across the U.S. The addition of 35 clinical research centers means that more patients suffering...

2013-12-31 23:23:00

Dementia can unleash a flood of emotions ranging from fear, sadness, frustration, guilt, and anger, which can be overwhelming for patients and family caregivers alike. A new book from Praeclarus Press, Somebody Stole My Iron, offers hope and practical suggestions for coping when a family member has dementia. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care....

2013-12-31 23:02:33

New research from the faculty of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai working with Veterans Administration Medical Centers suggests that alpha tocepherol, fat-soluble Vitamin E and antioxidant, may slow functional decline (problems with daily activities such as shopping, preparing meals, planning, and traveling) in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease and decrease caregiver burden. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Difficulty with activities of daily living often...