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Charlton Heston Shows Strength in Alzheimer's Announcement
08 Aug 02 | Charlton Heston demonstrated great strength and courage in announcing today that he may have Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association is working tirelessly to ensure that this nation harnesses its resources-public and private-to conquer ...

Ohio War Veteran, Retired Engineer Living with Alzheimer's to Testify in Washington D.C.
08 May 02 | Ohio resident Robert Entwisle, a 71 year-old retired research engineer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 65 and forced to retire from his job, will urge lawmakers to increase federal Alzheimer research funding by $200 million to find a ...

Alzheimer's a Serious Problem, Say 95% of Americans
30 Apr 02 | The Peter D. Hart Research Associates nationwide poll of 805 likely voters shows Americans express strong support for increasing the amount of government funding dedicated to medical research for Alzheimer's disease. "The growing concern among ...

Hundreds of Families Gather to Honor Those with Alzheimer's
26 Apr 02 | The candlelight vigil is part of the Alzheimer's Association's annual Public Policy Forum. More than 500 Alzheimer advocates are in town for the forum, urging Congress and the President to make conquering Alzheimer's disease a key federal health ...

Florida Alzheimer's Disease Summit Sets Model for States
01 Mar 02 | Tallahassee - A coordinated mobilization of organizations seeking a cure for Alzheimer's disease and a restoration of state funding to programs that help families living with the disease is the focus of an Alzheimer's summit being held today in ...

Prevalence, Incidence, and Cumulative Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Reported Higher in African-American Community
12 Feb 02 | The prevalence, incidence, and cumulative risk of Alzheimer's disease appears to be much higher in African-Americans. - Among African-Americans, the cumulative risk of dementia among first-degree relatives of persons with Alzheimer's disease is ...

Alzheimer's Association State Report Details Legislative Actions
07 Feb 02 | Washington - Alzheimer public policy advocates scored victories in the 2001 state legislative process in key areas of research, long term care, nursing home staffing, and home and community based services. The state allocated an additional $600,...

Alzheimer's Association Steps Up Action on Federal Research Funding
28 Jan 02 | The association is calling on Congress and President Bush to make conquering Alzheimer's disease a key federal health priority. "The Alzheimer's Association calls on the nation to harness its resources—public and private—to conquer Alzheimer's ...

Alzheimer's Association Announces New National Board Members
17 Jan 02 | Chicago - Leaders from business, government and health care, in addition to individuals who have had personal experiences with Alzheimer's disease, are among the eleven newly elected members of the Alzheimer's Association board of directors. The ...

Medicare Takes Steps To Eliminate Discrimination for Alzheimer's Patients
20 Dec 01 | Prior to the new policy, when a patient was given a primary diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or any other form of dementia, some Medicare carriers and intermediaries restricted or denied certain medical services immediately even though they were ...

Alzheimer's Association Named One of America's Best Charites
19 Dec 01 | Chicago - Worth magazine has named the Alzheimer's Association one of the "100 Best Charities" in America based on the Association's expressed goals and the success of its mission. The Alzheimer's Association is included in the category "Best ...

Alzheimer's Association Warns Disease Threatens to Reach Epidemic Proportions As Baby Boomers Age
05 Nov 01 | First described by Dr. Alois Alzheimer in 1906, Alzheimer's disease (pronounced ALTS-hi-merz) is a fatal, progressive, degenerative disease. For more information on Alzheimer's disease or the Alzheimer's Association, please visit the Alzheimer's ...

World Alzheimer Experts to share Exciting Discoveries and Chart Course for the Future
26 Sep 01 | Plenary speakers include Marilyn Albert, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA (Preclinical Prediction of Alzheimer's); Carol Brayne, MD, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England (Epidemiology); John Hardy, PhD, Mayo ...

Dr. Jordan Tang Receives Highest Alzheimer's Association Award
20 Sep 01 | Dr. Jordan J. N. Tang of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation will receive the Pioneer Award from the Alzheimer's Association at a ceremony on September 19, 2001 at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Jordan J.N. Tang Ph.D. has been ...

Alzheimer's disease: African Americans at Risk
13 Jul 01 | Racial bias, covert racism and cultural insensitivity in the Alzheimer care and research communities put African Americans with Alzheimer's disease at risk, according to two experts at the 10th National Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference. "...

Alzheimer's disease and U.S. Population Trends are on a Collision Course
13 Jul 01 | Alzheimer's disease and population trends are on a collision course, according to an expert at the 10th National Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference. Culturally competent care is care provided to individuals and their families with ...

Alzheimer's disease: Alone but Not Forgotten
13 Jul 01 | Experts at the 10th National Alzheimer's Disease Education Conference called for community involvement to help identify and assist the estimated 800,000 Americans who currently live alone with dementia. "People with dementia who live alone should...

Alzheimer's Association Appoints New Vice President of Finance and Technology
11 Jul 01 | The Alzheimer's Association announces the appointment of Daniel Williams, MSA, CPA, to the post of Vice President of Finance and Technology. Williams, 41, will be responsible for stewarding the financial assets of the Alzheimer's Association and ...

Seventy-Year-Old Runner Pledges to Run Seven Marathons in Seven Months for Seven Charities
29 Jun 01 | To celebrate his 70th birthday, Hal Higdon, a senior writer for Runner's World Magazine, plans to run seven marathons in seven months. Higdon will donate the money raised through the World Veterans Championships marathon to the Alzheimer's ...

Statement of the Alzheimer's Association on New CDC Mortality Rates
27 Jun 01 | Moreover, the number of deaths attributed directly to Alzheimer's disease is telling only part of the story of the impact of Alzheimer's disease on mortality. Death rates are also increasing for other diseases-septicemia, hypertension, diabetes, ...

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