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Quality Dementia Care is a Family Affair
16 Jul 00 | When it comes to their loved ones' health care, many families are too timid and trusting, an Alzheimer expert cautioned hundreds of family caregivers here today at World Alzheimer Congress 2000. As partners in care, family members and health care ...

Validation Method Offers Significant Benefits to People With Alzheimer's Disease and Their Caregivers
16 Jul 00 | "Through validation, Feil has taught us that the caregiver might instead encourage the person with Alzheimer's disease to talk about his mother. By listening and interacting with empathy, the caregiver can validate the person's feelings and help ...

Research Group Reports on Global Impact of Dementia
15 Jul 00 | To correct this imbalance, Prince formed the 10/66 Dementia Research Group, an international academic partnership that encourages collaborative research in developing countries and between developed and developing countries. "The goal of 10/66 ...

Earlier Diagnosis, Increased Awareness Brings Special-Needs Alzheimer Population to the Forefront
15 Jul 00 | Over the last few years, earlier, more accurate diagnosis and increased public awareness of Alzheimer's disease have brought to the forefront a special population - individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. Today, at World Alzheimer...

Alzheimer's Association Awards $180,000 in Grants for Chapters
14 Jul 00 | Grant recipient chapters include those located in rural communities and states, as well as chapters serving metropolitan and rural communities. Funded programs range from telephone education programs for rural caregivers to rural health care ...

End-Of-Life Issues: Personal Experiences, Cultural Considerations Key in Decision-making
14 Jul 00 | A family's cultural background, as well as how they value life and suffering, also come into play in making end-of-life decisions. That doesn't mean that families are unwilling to consider end-of-life decisions, according to Dr. Mary Sano who ...

Experimental Therapeutic Shows Promise for People with Moderately Severe to Severe Alzheimer's Disease
12 Jul 00 | New findings reported today at World Alzheimer Congress 2000 suggest that memantine, a drug that acts on a key central nervous system receptor, may help slow the progression of moderately severe to severe Alzheimer's disease. In this study, more ...

Alzheimer's Association Applauds Senate Committee For Action on Caregiver Support
12 Jul 00 | The Alzheimer's Association congratulates Senator Jeffords and the committee for their efforts to reach consensus on a bipartisan Older Americans Act bill that includes authorization for a national Family Caregiver Support program. The World ...

High-Fat Diet in Early Adulthood May Be Associated With Increased Risk of Alzheimer's
12 Jul 00 | A high-fat diet during early and mid-adulthood may be associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, especially in people with a marker called the ApoE-e 4 allele, say researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School...

Alzheimer's Scientists Announce Initial Results of Alzheimer Vaccine
11 Jul 00 | Initial results of a phase I clinical trial of a potential vaccine for Alzheimer's disease have shown that the vaccine is well tolerated in humans, according to scientists at Elan Pharmaceuticals, a division of Elan Corporation, plc. Scientists ...

Vegetables Rich in Anti-oxidants May Help Protect Against Alzheimer's and Other Forms of Dementia
11 Jul 00 | New findings reported today at World Alzheimer Congress 2000 suggest that eating high amounts of vegetables, vitamin E, and vitamin C is associated with lower risks of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. The researchers found that on average, ...

Impaired Memory May Not Be a Sign of Alzheimer's or Other Form of Dementia
10 Jul 00 | Failing memory may be a symptom of a treatable and reversible condition and not always a sign of Alzheimer's disease, Danish scientists reported today at World Alzheimer Congress 2000. In six percent of the patients with Alzheimer's disease or ...

Education May Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia
09 Jul 00 | Results of a study of Swedish twins support previous research showing that education may protect against Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, scientists reported today at World Alzheimer's Congress 2000. Previous studies, which have ...

Alzheimer's Association and Marriott Senior Living Services Join Forces to Improve Alzheimer Care Services
15 Jun 00 | "Our goal is to continuously upgrade the care of residents with Alzheimer's disease and provide the best care within the assisted living industry," said Tal Widdes, National Director of Alzheimer's Services, Marriott Senior Living Services. The ...

World Experts Meet in Washington to Share Global Alzheimer's Disease Strategies
01 Jun 00 | Leaders in Alzheimer research, treatment and care from around the globe will gather in Washington, D.C., for World Alzheimer Congress 2000. The Alzheimer's Association (U.S.A.) assumed leadership of the world's largest international conference on...

Alzheimer's Disease: Major Challenge to State Policymakers
25 Apr 00 | The growing number of people who will have Alzheimer's disease poses a major challenge to state policymakers, according to a new report issued today by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Alzheimer's Association. In an ...

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Alzheimer's Disease
21 Apr 00 | Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new drug treatment, rivastigmine (Exelon), for Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association has assumed leadership of the world's largest international conference on Alzheimer's disease...

Race Against Time: Alzheimer's Epidemic Hits as America Ages
21 Mar 00 | Maureen Reagan is an Alzheimer's Association board member whose father, former President Ronald Reagan, was diagnosed with the disease in 1994. "Because of past federal investment in research, scientists have been able to unlock the basic ...

Questions Surround Congressional Commitment to Caregivers
20 Oct 99 | In a letter sent to the House Leadership, Steve McConnell, vice president of the Alzheimer's Association, expressed disappointment in recent House actions that set back help for family caregivers. "The mood of family caregivers today contrasts ...

State Study Shows Progress on Long-Term Care
20 Oct 99 | - Nebraska adopted a program to recruit and train respite care providers and assist families in identifying respite needs. - South Carolina included $450,000 for respite and diagnostic services and $390,000 for respite family service programs.

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