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FDA Approves New Drug Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease
26 Nov 96 | Approval yesterday of a new drug treatment for Alzheimer's disease by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shows that science is making real progress in developing therapies for symptomatic relief of the incurable brain disorder, according to ...

Estrogen May Benefit Women with Alzheimer's
20 Nov 96 | New research suggests that estrogen may improve memory and attention in postmenopausal women who have Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. The results from the first controlled study of estrogen in Alzheimer's disease, ...

U.S. Health Care System Unprepared for Onslaught of Alzheimer's
15 Nov 96 | Then his wife, Marilyn, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. "And, we must break down the barriers between acute care and long-term care, to provide people with Alzheimer's the care they need."

New Mouse Model an Important Advance for Testing Treatments
03 Oct 96 | Karen Hsiao, M.D., Ph.D., and her colleagues have genetically engineered a mouse model that demonstrates, for the first time, both behavioral symptoms and brain cell damage characteristic of Alzheimer's disease. "People want treatments for ...

The Hidden Heroes of Alzheimer's Disease
19 Sep 96 | "For the first time, the Alzheimer's Association has quantified some of the hardships caregivers face in caring for relatives with Alzheimer's disease," said Edward Truschke, Association president and CEO. Caregivers of those with moderate-to-...

Caution Advised on New Alzheimer Tests
29 Mar 96 | New tests purported to assist in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease must be approached with caution, and their possible use should be thoroughly discussed by families with their physicians, according to the Alzheimer's Association. According to...

Tools to Test Alzheimer Therapies
20 Mar 96 | Recent studies report a potential tool for detecting early signs of Alzheimer's disease, and gives additional evidence that Alzheimer's may start years before the onset of its debilitating symptoms, according to the Alzheimer's Association. ...

Study Further Links Brain Cell Deprivation to Alzheimer's Disease
13 Mar 96 | A study that reports a newly discovered role for an abnormal protein (beta-amyloid) linked to Alzheimer's disease also advances a new theory relating beta-amyloid to blood vessel abnormalities that interfere with the brain's energy supply, ...

Study Suggests Link between Linguistic Skills and Alzheimer's Disease
20 Feb 96 | Newly published research moves us one step closer to detecting signs of Alzheimer's disease at an early age, enabling the possibility of early intervention and treatment, according to the Alzheimer's Association. "The ability to detect Alzheimer'...

Nancy Reagan Speaks Out on Alzheimer's
01 Nov 95 | Alzheimer's Association: Mrs. Reagan, why are you and your husband committed to Alzheimer's and to finding a cure? As President, Ronnie supported Alzheimer research and declared November National Alzheimer's Disease Month in 1983.

Ronald and Nancy Reagan Join Forces with Alzheimer's Association
01 Nov 95 | Former President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan announced on November 1, 1995 that they have joined forces with the national Alzheimer's Association to establish the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Research Institute. Approximately 4 million ...

Ten Tips to Reduce Wandering
23 Apr 95 | The best advice is to be prepared, and to register in the Alzheimer's Association Safe Return program before a loved one gets lost. Use door knobs that prevent the person with Alzheimer's from opening the door.

Alzheimer Care Costs U.S. a Trillion Dollars, According to Report
12 Aug 94 | A report that Alzheimer's disease will cost this country $1.75 trillion is further evidence that this brain disorder is an urgent public health issue requiring immediate attention, according to the national Alzheimer's Association. The study ...

Alzheimer Special Care Units Not Always 'Special'
13 Jul 94 | The Association surveyed 112 state ombudspersons, 61 directors of state nursing home licensing agencies and 453 family members on their experiences with special care units. The findings are presented in Alzheimer Special Care in Nursing Homes: Is...

Relationship between Education Level and Alzheimer's Questioned
04 Apr 94 | It is too early too tell if higher education levels can protect against Alzheimer's disease, as suggested in a study published in the April 6, 1994 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, according to the Alzheimer's Association...

One in 10 American Families Affected by Alzheimer's
01 Aug 93 | One in 10 American families reports they have a relative with Alzheimer's disease, and one in three adults says they know someone with the degenerative brain disorder, according to a survey conducted by The Gallup Organization for the Alzheimer's ...

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