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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....

2014-08-13 12:29:02

New White Paper also Available on Disease that is a Leading Cause of Young-Onset Dementia RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a disease process that results in progressive damage to the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain, has been formally included in national research priorities to cure Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by 2025, the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) announced today....

2014-07-14 04:21:16

New data on possible protective behaviors and dementia risk factors emerges at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Participation in activities that promote mental activity, and moderate physical activity in middle age, may help protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International...

2014-05-29 23:01:46

Alzheimer Society of Toronto says drug-free intervention is successful for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 A new study commissioned by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto says that providing personalized music through an iPod to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias helps to calm them and reduce their anxieties and fears, while providing their caregivers much-needed respite to focus on other tasks without distraction. Paul...

2014-05-27 23:02:53

Members of the media are invited to attend and learn more about the three-year Alzheimer Society of Toronto project. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 The first year results of the Music and Memory: iPod Project by the Alzheimer Society of Toronto, that provides free iPod shuffles to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and to their caregivers, will be announced on May 29. Paul Williams of Balance of Care Research and Evaluation Group examined the first year of the...

2014-04-28 08:27:50

New Data Demonstrate that NUEDEXTA® may Provide Early PBA Symptom Remission ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data from its CNS therapeutics franchise, specifically in its pseudobulbar affect (PBA) and migraine development programs will be presented at the 66(th) American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. In addition, an article in the peer-reviewed publication, US Neurology,...

2014-04-23 23:02:43

On May 17, plant hope for a better tomorrow for people touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Spring is in the air. After a challenging winter, the sight of shoots of plants poking through the soil reminds us of what possibilities the new season promises and what rewards the gardener’s efforts will bring. Gardening stems from more than a desire to bring colour and beauty into a patch of dirt. It is about hope. In the words of Audrey...

2012-05-09 23:01:09

A new program is bringing hope to family caregivers who are struggling to help senior loved ones with the challenging behaviors of Alzheimer´s disease remain home longer. The Alzheimer´s Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM Training Program, developed by the Home Instead Senior Care® network, removes some of the fear and confusion associated with those diseases. The no-cost program bolsters in-home care by providing an innovative...

2012-04-11 14:44:45

Computer modeling supports theory that many dementias spread like prion diseases A new technique for analyzing brain images offers the possibility of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the rate of progression and physical path of many degenerative brain diseases, report scientists at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. The technique, developed by SFVAMC scientists in collaboration with a team led by Bruce Miller, MD,...

2012-03-23 05:42:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Why do we see distinct patterns of brain damage linked to diseases such as Alzheimer's? Questions like this baffled researchers for years. Until recently models for predicting regional neurodegeneration in humans has remained a mystery. Having an answer to this information is useful because it can predict memory decline in patients and help find solutions to treat their needs. Variations of dementias involve specific parts of the brain, and previous theories state...


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