Alzheimer's Association

Survey Finds Large Communication Gap Between Doctors and Alzheimer's Caregivers
07 Jun 01 | The survey also found a large gap between caregivers and physicians on whether physicians provided recommendations on how to cope with caregiving. The Alzheimer's Association commissioned the survey to assess the perceptions of Alzheimer ...

New Study Shows Alzheimer's Cost to Medicare to Jump by 54%, Jeopardize Healthcare System
03 Apr 01 | The National Institutes of Health is now spending about $515 million on Alzheimer research. The share of Medicare spending devoted to beneficiaries with Alzheimer's rises to 15.7 percent in 2010, when total Medicare spending is estimated to be $...

Alzheimer Caregiver Praises Senate Tax Credit Plan
28 Mar 01 | When I found out that long term care housing would cost between $4,000 and $6,000 per month, I nearly fainted," Kays testified. "The situation is getting worse and I praise Chairman Grassley, Senator Graham and others for their proposed $3,000 ...

Country Singer Tim Rushlow to Perform at Candlelight Vigil
28 Mar 01 | The song is the poignant and inspirational story of a devoted wife taking care of her husband stricken with Alzheimer's disease. The candlelight vigil is part of the Alzheimer's Association's annual Public Policy Forum.

Alzheimer's Association to Honor Congressman Edward J. Markey
28 Mar 01 | Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-MA) will receive the Alzheimer's Association Humanitarian Award on Monday, April 2 at 12:00 p.m. in the Congressional and Senate rooms of the Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K Street NW. Markey has mobilized the ...

David Hyde Pierce to Testify to U. S. Senate
28 Mar 01 | Like millions of families, Hyde Pierce saw first hand the exhausting emotional, physical, and financial impact Alzheimer's has on people with the disease and their families. "There have been many exciting new discoveries in Alzheimer research at ...

Former President's Daughter Completes Cancer Treatment Early
23 Mar 01 | Maureen Reagan, who has been undergoing a 3-1/2 month-long, highly-aggressive, biochemotherapy treatment for malignant melanoma at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, was discharged earlier ...

Ohio Retired Social Worker Living with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Testifies
14 Mar 01 | It robs its victims and their families of the health and happiness a lifetime of labor deserves," testified Herman "Chip" Gerber, an Ohio retired social worker living with early-onset Alzheimer's, as he urged Congress to boost research funds to $1...

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Alzheimer's Disease
28 Feb 01 | Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug, galantamine hydrobromide (Reminyl®), for treatment of Alzheimer's disease. "Each of the approved drugs for Alzheimer's disease may have different side effects on individual people...

Alzheimer's Association Names New President and CEO
22 Feb 01 | The Alzheimer's Association has appointed Alan J. Stone as president and chief executive officer effective Feb. 19. Stone was most recently president of Alma College in Alma, Michigan, from 1988 to 2000. Alzheimer's Association board chair Orien ...

Alzheimer's Association Awards $47,000 in Grants for Chapters
26 Jan 01 | The Alzheimer's Association has awarded more than $47,000 in grants to six of its chapters nationwide to provide information, programs and services about Alzheimer's disease to help reach thousands of older Americans living in rural communities ...

Top Alzheimer research advances of 2000
19 Jan 01 | These brain imaging and scanning techniques are getting closer to pinpointing brain abnormalities that might enable physicians to diagnose people with Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear. The Alzheimer's Association (U.S.A.) assumed ...

Alzheimer's Disease Programs Fared Well in Final Budget
20 Dec 00 | Alzheimer's disease programs and research fared well in the federal budget process according to the Alzheimer's Association after a review of the budget passed by Congress last Friday night. "We believe the budget is a bipartisan recognition of ...

Alzheimer's Association Marks 20th Anniversary
29 Oct 00 | When a group of family caregivers banded together in 1979 to discuss the possibility of forming a national Association for people with Alzheimer's disease, it was a time when not many people knew about Alzheimer's and families facing the disease ...

State Legislative Actions Show Concern About Long-Term Care Staffing, Prescription Drugs
18 Sep 00 | The single most important determinant of quality care in any long term care setting is direct care staff, adequate numbers of well-trained workers available to meet residents' needs. In an election year, Alzheimer advocates welcome the added ...

Alzheimer's Association Calls for Passage of Legislation to Help Family Caregivers
18 Sep 00 | "Family caregivers are the real unfinished business of this Congress" said Judy Riggs, of the Alzheimer's Association, at a congressional briefing on Alzheimer's disease held today. Fund the Family Caregiver Support Program at $125 million, to ...

World Alzheimer's Congress 2000 Ends on Hopeful Note
18 Jul 00 | The first ever global conference on Alzheimer's disease, World Alzheimer Congress 2000, concluded this afternoon, with key organizers calling for more action in the war against the disease. World Alzheimer Congress 2000 was co-hosted by the ...

Communication Techniques Make Family Visits More Meaningful
17 Jul 00 | The goal of their program is to train family members to better understand Alzheimer residents' verbal and nonverbal communications, enhance interactions based on this understanding, and ultimately make visits more meaningful. "By teaching family ...

Long Term Care Workforce Crisis is Looming -- Millions with Alzheimer's Disease at Risk
17 Jul 00 | The United States is about to be blindsided by a devastating one-two punch: Alzheimer's disease and the long-term care workforce crisis, said care experts today at World Alzheimer Congress 2000. This workforce crisis was the focus of World ...

Alzheimer's Association Reaction to Additional $50 Million for Alzheimer Research
16 Jul 00 | We welcome the President's announcement today that he is committing an additional $50 million for Alzheimer research at the National Institute on Aging, above funds already appropriated by Congress. By targeting new funds to exciting areas of ...

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