Category: Alzheimer’s Disease (Page 9)

November 3, 2009

The Silver Book: Neurological Diseases

As many as 5.1 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease–the 6th leading cause of death, and as many as…
November 1, 2009

Alliance Releases Latest Volume of The Silver Book®

Alliance Releases Latest Volume of The Silver Book Highlighting the Growing Burden of Neurological Disease and the Value of Medical Innovation
March 26, 2009

The Alzheimer’s Epidemic Marches On

Alzheimer’s disease has taken an unfortunate step in front of the national news spotlight as of late. The last two evenings, I have seen features on the evening news highlighting the devastating effects of the disease both as a public health epidemic and as a personal, family struggle.
November 18, 2008

Gap between Beliefs and Actions in Early Detection of Alzheimer’s

While most people in a recent survey said they would encourage a loved one to seek early diagnosis if they suspected Alzheimer’s disease, when faced with the reality, only a small number sought out early diagnosis.
October 29, 2008

Early Detection of Alzheimer’s a High Priority for Consumers

Voters for the American Express Members Project recently chose the Alzheimer’s Disease: Early Detection Matters campaign as the project they would most like to see funded. Close to 90,000 card members cast a vote—choosing from more than 1,000 potential projects. In the end, the winner was a campaign that will educate people about the importance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s—receiving $1.5 million in funding.
May 22, 2008

What Can You Do to Stop Alzheimer’s

Last week, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor shared personal testimony before the Senate Special Committee on Aging about the burden of Alzheimer’s disease. O’Connor stepped down from the court in 2006 to care for her husband, who has the disease. As many people know, Alzheimer’s is an overwhelming disease-both on a personal level for families and for society. 
May 9, 2008

Easing the Burden for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

About 10 million of the almost 45 million caregivers in the United States care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Most of these caregivers are not prepared for their new role, which takes a toll on their mental and physical health. Furthermore, Alzheimer’s disease is often called a “family disease,” because the daily stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects the whole family.
April 1, 2008

Alzheimer’s Disease: Helping Yourself Help a Loved One–Caregiver Workbook

This workbook s an interactive resource that helps caregivers develop a personalized action plan to take better care of their…
April 1, 2008

Alzheimer’s Disease: Helping Yourself Help a Loved One – Caregiver Brochure

This brochure provides some of the many resources that will help you form a network of support and take care…
April 1, 2008

Alzheimer’s Disease: Helping Yourself Help a Loved One – Leader’s Guide

This leader’s guide gives tips and instructions for community leaders on how to conduct a workshop/seminars for caregivers of loved…