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Free workshop in Langley
A free information session helps families understand residential care for Alzheimer patients.
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Early diagnoses is the key
As many as 50 per cent of Canadians with dementia are not diagnosed early enough, and that means many Sunshine Coast residents living with dementia are losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
North Forty News & Fossil Creek Curre...
Elder Care Network hosting seminar on Alzheimer's treatment options
Elder Care Network of Northern Colorado is hosting an educational seminar on Alzheimer's and dementia treatments and therapies as part of its monthly free education series on Tuesday, March 18 at the Harmony Library at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins at 5 p.m. Although medications cannot cure Alzheimer's or stop it from progressing, ... (more)
Emeryville drug developer Adamas files for $69 million IPO
Brain drug developer Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc. hopes to raise $69 million as the fifth Bay Area life sciences company this year to file for an initial public offering.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Lake Cowichan Gazette
Early dementia diagnosis is key to taking control
And that means many Langley residents living with dementia are losing precious time when care and support can make a tremendous difference in their quality of life, says Rose Puszka, support and education co-ordinator for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. for Langley/North Surrey.
Alzheimer's May Kill Far More Americans Than Thought
The number of lives lost to Alzheimer's disease each year may be far more than thought, and it might rival heart disease and cancer as one of the top killers of Americans, new research suggests.
Study: Alzheimer's Disease a Much Larger Cause of Death Than Reported
A new study suggests that Alzheimer's disease may contribute to close to as many deaths in the United States as heart disease or cancer.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Nurse practitioners will help to keep long-term care residents out of hospital
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced plans to fund an additional 75 nurse practitioners in long-term care homes, rolled out over the next three years.
Forest Labs and Adamas Pharmaceuticals Sumbit NDA for Alzheimer's Disease Treatment
Forest Laboratories and Adamas Pharmaceuticals have jointly announced Forest's submission of a New Drug Application to the Food and Drug Administration for a fixed-dose combination of memantine HCl extended release and donepezil HCl for the treatment of moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Intra-Cellular Therapies Announces Initiation of Phase I/II Clinical...
The commencement of this study marks an important milestone in our strategy to develop low doses of ITI-007 for the treatment of behavioral disturbances associated with dementia and related disorders.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Positive Technology Journal
Virtual reality for the assessment of frontotemporal dementia, a feasibility study
Abstract Abstract Purpose: Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia is a non-Alzheimer dementia characterized by difficulty in documenting social-emotional changes.
Relatives' descriptions of changes in symptoms of dementia of the...
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Sat Mar 01, 2014
Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Front Page
Dolan Memory Care Homes
Dolan Memory Care Homes specialize in the care of those living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Lake County Record-Bee
DA's office declines challenging overturned conviction
The Lake County District Attorney's office dropped a case Tuesday involving a Hidden Valley Lake insurance agent who appealed a 2012 conviction of felony theft.
More than a dozen advocates from South Georgia, including several from Tifton, joined hundreds of volunteers across the state yesterday.
Doctors warn against Aricept for dementia care, supplements for...
Clinicians should prescribe cholinesterase inhibitors very cautiously and suspend use if dementia symptoms aren't reduced within 12 weeks, according to new "Choosing Wisely" recommendations from the American Geriatrics Society.
Jeremy Hunt orders speeding up of diagnosis for dementia in radical shake up
Dementia patients will receive a diagnosis within six weeks rather than six months of presenting symptoms in a radical shake-up of care for the elderly, the Health Secretary said yesterday.
Eastern Daily Press
Mental health trust accused of 'misleading' consultation on bed cuts in Waveney
A protest rally is being held to protest at bed cuts at Carlton Court hospital. It is being held to coincide with a public meeting at the United Reformed Church in Lowestoft Town Centre.
Family caregiver series set to start
Dementia often brings about changes in behaviour and communication, which can dramatically affect family caregivers.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Diagnostic Performance of Cerebrospinal Fluid Total Tau and...
Diagnostic Performance of Cerebrospinal Fluid Total Tau and Phosphorylated Tau in Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Results From the Swedish Mortality Registry.