Alzheimer's Association

"Forget Me Not Days" to Benefit Alzheimer's Association
30 Apr 03 | Alzheimer's Association chapters in seven U.S. cities will benefit from funds raised by Bankers Life and Casualty Company during their first "Forget Me Not Days" community benefit event.

New Report Offers Starting Point for Improved Assisted Living Care
29 Apr 03 | Calling for improved quality care and services for assisted living residents who have Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the Alzheimer's Association today endorsed a series of recommendations for state regulations that will improve the quality of care.

Linda Mendelson Named Civic Honoree of Alzheimer's Association's 2003 Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala
07 Apr 03 | The Alzheimer's Association has named Chicago resident Linda Mendelson its Civic Honoree for the 16th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala. She will be recognized for her outstanding support of the association at the gala on May 10.

Alzheimer's Epidemic To Implode Health Care System Time Is Running Out As Babyboomers Hit Age of Risk
01 Apr 03 | The Alzheimer's Association said today the United States must embark on a research program with new federal monies for imaging and genetics research aimed at finding risk factors and biomarkers of Alzheimer's, leading the way for prevention or cure.

Alzheimer's Association to Benefit from Creative Memories'® Limited Edition Photo Albums
31 Mar 03 | The Alzheimer's Association and Creative Memories® have joined forces to help people with Alzheimer's disease triumph over memory loss. Throughout April and May, proceeds from Creative Memories'® Triumph photo albums will help the association.

Alzheimer's Association Marks 10th Anniversary of Safe Return Program
30 Mar 03 | The Alzheimer's Association marks the 10th anniversary of Safe Return, its successful nationwide identification program that assists individuals with Alzheimer's disease who wander and become lost.

Alzheimer's Association's Safe Return Program Highlights the Dangers of Alzheimer's Disease and Wandering
30 Mar 03 | Wandering is one of the most frightening and potentially life-threatening behaviors that may accompany Alzheimer's disease, and often, one of the first warning signs of the disease.

Ohio Woman to Received Alzheimer's Association's Highest National Advocacy Award
30 Mar 03 | Virginia Ragan, an at-large member of the Ohio Council of the Alzheimer's Association from Westerville, received the 2nd Annual Maureen Reagan Outstanding Advocate Award during the 2003 Alzheimer's Association Public Policy Forum.

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln to Receive Alzheimer's Association's Humanitarian Award
30 Mar 03 | U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) received the 2003 Alzheimer's Association's Humanitarian Award at the 15th Annual Alzheimer's Public Policy Forum, March 31. "Senator Lincoln is an Alzheimer advocate," stated Sheldon Goldberg.

Alzheimer's Epidemic to Overwhelm and Bankrupt Health Care System
28 Mar 03 | Congress and the President cannot save Medicare and Medicaid unless and until they get Alzheimer's disease under control. This is the message that hundreds of families will deliver to their Senators and Representatives.

People Living With Alzheimer's, Experts To Testify at Senate Hearing
28 Mar 03 | The President and Congress cannot save Medicare and Medicaid or confront growing federal and state budget deficits unless Alzheimer's disease is brought under control.

Renowned Researcher Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., Named Medical Honoree of Alzheimer's Association's 2003 Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala
19 Mar 03 | DeKosky will be recognized for his outstanding contributions to Alzheimer research, care and advocacy on behalf of individuals with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

Burr Ridge Couple Chair Alzheimer's Association's 2003 Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala
10 Mar 03 | The Alzheimer's Association has named Burr Ridge residents Reginald and Gail Garratt co-chairs of the 16th Annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala to be held May 10 at the Civic Opera House.

Alzheimer's Association Signs Beverly Enterprises as a National Corporate Sponsor
20 Feb 03 | The partnership will advance the organizations' shared commitment to ensure that those affected by Alzheimer's disease receive the best care and support possible.

Wave of Alzheimer Research Spotlights Scientific Momentum
17 Feb 03 | The simultaneous release of seven large-scale studies examining a range of scientific paths in Alzheimer's disease is an exciting reflection of the momentum in Alzheimer research, according to the Alzheimer's Association.

Alzheimer's Association Calls Kaiser Permanente Dementia Care Program a 'Model for Nation's Health Care System'
10 Feb 03 | The managed care industry's first program designed specifically to address the special needs of those with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias was introduced today by Kaiser Permanente.

Alzheimer's Association Calls on Bush to Increase Research Funding at NIH
27 Jan 03 | President Bush can pay no greater tribute to Ronald Reagan, or assure a more lasting legacy, than to provide the resources now for Alzheimer research and care.

State Study Shows Progress on Long Term Care, RX, Elder Protection Federal Government Efforts Lagging—Must Help States In Difficult Times
27 Jan 03 | A wide array of health care initiatives including long term care workforce issues, elder protection, prescription drug coverage and Medicaid were adopted by state legislatures in 2002, according to a new analysis of state legislation.

New Study Strengthens Cholesterol / Alzheimer's Link
22 Jan 03 | A European study reported in the January issue of the Archives of Neurology provides compelling evidence of the role cholesterol metabolism may play in Alzheimer's disease according to the Alzheimer's Association.

Alzheimer's Association Says Early Diagnosis and Treatment Improve Quality of Life
09 Jan 03 | A review in the Jan. 8 issue of JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, reports that cholinesterase inhibitors, the primary treatment for cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's, also have a beneficial impact on behavioral symptoms.

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