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3 hrs ago | Canada NewsWire

Alzheimer Society of Canada says Council of Federation on the right...

"Sharing and building on best practices that are already working well across the country means we can make a huge difference in the lives of Canadians affected by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias," says The Alzheimer Society is asking all levels of government to support a national dementia plan.


Related Topix: Health, Dementia, Medicine

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Pike Press

Pike County Health Department hosts Alzheimer's workshop

Jeanette Wallace/Pike Press Lisa Biernhe from the Alzheimer's Association spoke about the ten early detection signs of alzheimer's Friday, Aug. 22 at the Pike County Health Department.


Related Topix: Health

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Valley team gets ready for Alzheimer's walk

A group of Snoqualmie Valley residents who care for family members with Alzheimer's have formed a team to join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.


Related Topix: Health, Issaquah, WA, King County, WA

NYT Op-Ed Goes After Richard Dawkins' Down Syndrome Abortion Advocacy

Apparently, Richard Dawkins' aggressive advocacy for aborting babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome and the potential damage it could inflict on the pro-abortion movement was too much for even the New York Times to handle.


Related Topix: Abortion, Publishing, Media, New Times, Health, Opinion

PhysOrg Weblog

How Alzheimer's peptides shut down cellular powerhouses

The failing in the work of nerve cells: An international team of researchers led by Prof.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Biochemistry

Medical News Today

Unprecedented detail of intact neuronal receptor should serve as...

Scientists succeeded in obtaining an unprecedented view of a type of brain-cell receptor that is implicated in a range of neurological illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease , Parkinson's disease , depression , schizophrenia , autism , and ischemic injuries associated with stroke .


Related Topix: Department of Energy

Durant Daily Democrat

Elvis visits Durant

This cardboard Elvis is visiting the Durant Main Street stores this week to greet the citizen of Durant before a concert Saturday.


Related Topix: Durant, OK, Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Medical News Today

Mindfulness training can improve quality of life for memory impaired and their caregivers

Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicine study.


Related Topix: Health, Northwestern University

Denver Post

Advances in medicine, support offer hope for Alzheimer's patients

Lislott Jacobson, center, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2010. There are exciting developments on the horizon in the area of medicines to potentially treat or even cure Alzheimer's, writes Deb Wells.


Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, Opinion

Journal Gazette

Alzheimera s Association hosts 'Know the 10 Signs' sessions

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter will be hosting two sessions of "Know the 10 Signs."


Related Topix: Health, Fort Wayne, IN, Kendallville, IN


Low Doses Of Marijuana Compound Could Slow Or Stop Progression Of Alzheimer's

Marijuana is touted for its medical uses , lessening pain, nausea, and other uncomfortable side effects of conditions like glaucoma, nerve pain, and cancer.


Related Topix: Drugs, Health, Marijuana, Wedding

KTNV-TV Las Vegas

Local poet gives rare glimpse into Alzheimer's

Many of us know someone affected by Alzheimers. It's a cruel disease that makes no sense.


Related Topix: Health

Jessica Ives and Sarah Pitcher are fundraising for the Alzheimers Society

BRIDPORT: Two friends are taking on a 26-mile challenge to raise funds for a cause close to their heart.


Related Topix: Health, Dorset County, England,

Easy Reader News

Palos Verdes Art Center 5K to raise funds for center and Alzheimer's

The PVAC Runners are training for the PVAC 5K for Alzheimer's Run on Saturday, September 6. The group trains Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at the art center.


Related Topix: Health, August, CA


Ybrain Raises $3.5M To Fund Trials Of Its Wearable For Alzheimer's Patients

Ybrain , a Korean startup that makes wearables for Alzheimer's patients, announced today that it has raised $3.5 million in Series A funding led by Stonebridge Capital, bringing its total raised so far to $4.2 million.


Related Topix: Health, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Door Reminder

Learn about warning signs of Alzheimer's, dementia

Learn about warning signs of Alzheimer's, dementia Program to be held Sept. 9 and Sept.


Related Topix: Dementia, Medicine, Health, Brown County, WI

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Dear Abby: Wife unwilling to shoulder burden of mother-in-law's care

Dear Abby : My mother-in-law is 80 and in the early stages of Alzheimer's. She lives alone an hour and a half from us.


Related Topix: Health, Opinion

Hoboken Fire Dept. and Mayor Zimmer to launch month-long Alzheimer's disease awareness project

Mayor Dawn Zimmer will partner with officials from the Hoboken Fire Department and the Alzheimer's Association to mark the start of a month long initiative to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease tomorrow, officials announced.


Related Topix: Health, Hoboken, NJ

Cambridge Evening News

Cambridge woman gears up for 969-mile charity bike ride

Carol Boston, pictured second left on the front row, is set to cycle 969 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats for charity A Cambridge woman is gearing up to complete an epic 969-mile cycling fundraiser which will travel from Land's End to John O'Groats in the space of just nine days this coming September.


Related Topix: Health


Marijuana compound may offer treatment for Alzheimer's disease, USF preclinical study finds

USF Health neuroscientist Chuanhai Cao, PhD, was the lead author of a study testing the effects of the marijuana compound THC on an Alzheimer's disease cell model.


Related Topix: Drugs, Health, Marijuana, University of South Florida