Alzheimer's Association

Researchers link the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer's disease
28 Jul 03 | For the first time, researchers have linked the two distinctive hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in a chain of events that leads to the death of the brain's neurons.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Intel Team Up To Expand Home Care Technology Research
24 Jul 03 | The Alzheimer's Association and Intel Corporation today announced the formation of a consortium to spur development of technologies for the home to help people with Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association Partners with National Institute on Aging on Largest Family Gene Bank for Alzheimer's
22 Jul 03 | The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is partnering with the Alzheimer's Association and NIA-supported Alzheimer's Disease Centers in an efforts over the next three years to recruit more than 1000 families to create a bank of family genetic material.

Obesity after 70 Increases Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
14 Jul 03 | There was a striking association between women overweight at 70 and their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease ten to 18 years later, according to a Swedish study appearing in the July 14 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Alzheimer's Advocate Wins 2003 Rosalynn Carter Caregiving Award
10 Jul 03 | Debra Cherry, Ph.D., associate executive director of the Alzheimer's Association's Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Chapter, received the caregiving field's highest honor from former First Lady Rosalynn Carter.

Alzheimer's Association Receives $5 Million from National Association of Retired Federal Employees to Fund Alzheimer Research
27 Jun 03 | The National Association of Retired Federal Employees has raised $5 million for the Alzheimer's Association roughly two years ahead of schedule. Having reached their fundraising goal in advance of its target date, NARFE has extended the campaign.

Alzheimer Research Setback - Congressional and President's Budgets to Kill Building Momentum
26 Jun 03 | Statement of Stephen McConnell Senior Vice President of the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer research will suffer significant setbacks if the current budget proposals making their way through the House and Senate become law.

The Judy Gelfand Research Fund for the Alzheimer's Association Surpasses $1.5 Million Goal Ahead of Schedule
23 Jun 03 | The Judy Gelfand Research Fund, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association's research program, has raised $1,586,000 since it began in March 2003, surpassing its goal and ahead of schedule.

Medicare Spends Three Times More on Patients with Dementia
12 Jun 03 | Medicare's failure to pay for coordinated care for people with Alzheimer's disease drives up costs to a level three times higher than for other beneficiaries.

Average Drug Costs for Dementia Patients Triple Those of General Medicare Population, Says New Report
10 Jun 03 | Those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias use more prescription drugs than other Medicare beneficiaries, costing them three times more money then other beneficiaries, according to new data released today by the Alzheimer's Association.

The Alzheimer's Association Signs GE Long Term Care Insurance as a National Sponsor of its 2003 Memory Walk
05 Jun 03 | The Alzheimer's Association has signed GE Financial's Long Term Care Insurance Division as a national sponsor of its 2003 Memory Walk. All money raised will go to support local programs and services for those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Returns to "Crankshaft" Comic Strip
27 May 03 | Beginning on Monday, May 26, in more than 300 newspapers nationwide, the syndicated comic strip "Crankshaft"will revisit an engaging story line about Alzheimer's disease, entitled "The Long Goodbye".

Alzheimer's Association Statement on Combination Hormone Therapy and Increased Risk for Dementia
27 May 03 | The Alzheimer's Association intends the following information to help clarify the recent research findings linking combination hormone replacement therapy to an increased risk of dementia including Alzheimer's disease.

Forget Me Not Days Fundraiser Raises More Than $14,000 for Alzheimer's Association Chapters
16 May 03 | Bankers Life and Casualty Company President and CEO Ed Berube (left) and Kent Barnheiser, executive director of the Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter kick off "Forget Me Not Days" in Chicago May 9.

Alzheimer's Association Advisory Council Member Awarded $6.8 Million National Institutes of Health Grant
12 May 03 | A research team headed by Linda J. Van Eldik, PhD, professor of cell and molecular biology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, has received a $6.8 million Program Project Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Alzheimer's Association's 16th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala Raises $1 Million for Alzheimer Research
12 May 03 | The Alzheimer's Association's 16th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala raised $1 million for Alzheimer research. The gala was held on Saturday, May 10th at the Civic Opera House drawing nearly 800 guests. The evening's theme was "The Loves of Carmen".

Looming Crisis in Health Care System Will Bankrupt Federal and State Budgets As Millions of Baby Boomers Succumb to Alzheimer's Disease
07 May 03 | The cost of Alzheimer's disease is unsustainable and will bankrupt our heath care system as baby boomers reach the age of risk, according to Sheldon Goldberg, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association.

Mother's Day Connections Poignant, Painful for Families Living with Alzheimer's
06 May 03 | This Sunday, mothers everywhere will open carefully selected greeting cards, have breakfast in bed or given beautiful bouquets by the children who love them. For millions of families living with Alzheimer's disease, it will be poignant and painful.

Actor David Hyde Pierce Hosts the Alzheimer's Association's 16th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala May 10th at the Civic Opera House
05 May 03 | The Alzheimer's Association's 16th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala is set for 6:30 pm, Sat, May 10th at the Civic Opera House. Since its inception, the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala has raised more than $10 million to support Alzheimer research.

Alzheimer's Association Launches Public Service Announcement Featuring "Dear Abby"
05 May 03 | The Alzheimer's Association is launching a new public service announcement featuring Jeanne Phillips ("Dear Abby") to raise awareness about Alzheimer's and to encourage people to call the Association if they or a loved one has signs of memory loss.

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