Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association Receives AoA Grant to Operate Alzheimer's National Call Center
09 Dec 03 | The Administration on Aging has awarded the Alzheimer's Association $993,500 to establish and operate a National Call Center for 24-hour access to information about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, counseling and support.

Alzheimer's Association and MetLife Foundation Provide Educational Resources to the Hispanic/Latino Community
04 Dec 03 | Alzheimer's disease knows no boundaries — people of all races and ethnicities are affected. Yet, unfortunately, many minority groups in the United States encounter obstacles that limit their access to information, care and health resources.

Alzheimer's Association Supports Medicare Bill
25 Nov 03 | The Alzheimer's Association supports this historic bill because it will provide relief to the 4.5 million Americans dealing with Alzheimer's disease, many of whom suffer from other health issues.

Residents with Alzheimer's Receive Inadequate Care in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living
24 Nov 03 | New research indicates that many people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are not getting adequate care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and may require more care than they are receiving.

Alzheimer's Association Supports Compromise on Medicare Legislation
19 Nov 03 | The Alzheimer's Association applauds congressional leadership on achieving a compromise on Medicare prescription drug benefit legislation. Goldberg urged Congress to act on this legislation as soon as possible.

Alzheimer’s Association Commemorates 20 Years of Progress, Sees Dramatic Breakthroughs Ahead
03 Nov 03 | The Alzheimer's Association said today that tremendous progress has been made in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease in the 20 years since President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer's Disease Month.

Alzheimer's Association Encouraged by FDA Approval of Memantine
17 Oct 03 | The Alzheimer's Association is encouraged by today's U.S. FDA approval of memantine to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Today's FDA action provides additional strategies to intervene with the devastating effects of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association Partners with Seattle Seahawks' Koren Robinson to Raise Money to Fight Alzheimer's Disease
16 Oct 03 | In addition, Robinson hosts the family of an individual diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease during all 16 regular season games, including road games, allowing Robinson to champion the Alzheimer's cause across the country.

JAMA Study Shows People with Alzheimer's Can Benefit from an Exercise Program Combined with Caregiver Training
15 Oct 03 | A new study published today demonstrates that a regular exercise program combined with caregiver education and training on supervising exercise improved the physical and emotional health of individuals with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association Cautious About New Alzheimer Treatment Research With Antibiotics
09 Oct 03 | The Alzheimer's Association expressed caution about new research on two antibiotics as possible treatments for Alzheimer's disease (AD) based on a study presented today at the Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Alzheimer’s Association to Benefit from Neiman Marcus’ 2003 Christmas Book
30 Sep 03 | Funds raised will help the Alzheimer's Association advance research and improve support services for the 4.5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease, and nearly 20 million family members who are affected by its devastation.

Alzheimer Research Consortium Formed to Advance State-of-the-Art Alzheimer Disease Research
25 Sep 03 | A novel public-private consortium designed to combat Alzheimer's disease (AD) by supporting the development of new research model systems is seeking grant applications from scientists at universities and independent research institutes worldwide.

Alzheimer's Association Encouraged by U.S. FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation of Approval for Memantine
24 Sep 03 | The Alzheimer's Association is encouraged by the recommendations of an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve memantine as a potential treatment for moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease (AD).

New Study Suggests Menopause not Linked to Memory Decline
23 Sep 03 | Transitioning through menopause is not accompanied by a decline in working memory and perceptual speed, according to a study appearing in the Sept. 23 issue of Neurology.

Terrell Owens Scores Again for the Alzheimer's Association
12 Sep 03 | Terrell Owens, wide receiver for the 49ers, is setting his sights on making as many catches and touchdowns this season as possible for his team, his fans and for the millions of American families like his who are living with Alzheimer's disease.

Pragmaton and Alzheimer’s Association Sign Exclusive Deal To Provide Continuing Medical Education Programs For Healthcare Professionals
08 Sep 03 | The Pragmaton Office of Medical Education (POME) and the national Alzheimer's Association have formed an exclusive partnership to provide accredited continuing medical education (CME) programs for physicians and allied healthcare professionals.

Gaps in Prescription Drug Legislation Would Punish Millions with Alzheimer’s Disease
28 Aug 03 | Several provisions in the prescription drug legislation which will be debated in a congressional committee next week, would be punitive to millions of people with Alzheimer's disease, resulting in higher costs for older, sicker beneficiaries.

Alzheimer's Association and Creative Memories® raise $275,000 for Research
19 Aug 03 | The Alzheimer's Association and Creative Memories® joined forces to help people with Alzheimer's disease triumph over memory loss.

New Alzheimer Projections Add Urgency to Search for Prevention, Cure
18 Aug 03 | An expected Alzheimer's epidemic will be far worse than previously thought, according to a new study published in the current issue of Archives of Neurology. The study predicts the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease will increase 27% by 2020.

Alzheimer's Association Receives $1 Million from Dart Foundation for Alzheimer Research
07 Aug 03 | The Alzheimer's Association has received $1 million from the Dart Foundation to fund Alzheimer's disease research. With this donation, the Dart Foundation becomes a member of the Alzheimer's Association's Zenith Fellows, a premier group of donors.

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