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MDS Nordion Enters Collaboration Agreement With Avid Radiopharmaceuticals On Imaging Compounds For Alzheimer's Disease

MDS Nordion Enters Collaboration Agreement With Avid Radiopharmaceuticals On Imaging Compounds For Alzheimer's Disease

MDS Nordion, a leading global provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals used in molecular medicine, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc. to support clinical studies for Avid's novel radiopharmaceuticals designed to diagnose and monitor Alzheimer's disease. These trials will use advanced molecular imaging known as single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). [click link for full article]

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Blocking Immune Cell Action Increases Alzheimer's-associated Protein Deposits

The immune system's response against amyloid-beta, the protein that forms plaques in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, appears to protect the brain from damage in early stages of the devastating neurological disorder. A report from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers finds that lack of a protein required for recruitment of the brain's primary immune cell led to increased amyloid-beta deposits and earlier death in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. [click link for full article]

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Response To Alzheimer's Disease Disparities From Medical University Of South Carolina

A recent New York Times article reported that more than five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. Citing the recent estimates released by the Alzheimer's Association, the times also reports that this is a 10 percent increase from the last official number, reported five years ago, and a number expected to more than triple by 2050. The association's report also has brought to light the disparities that exist with the disease. [click link for full article]

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NEC Foundation Of America Grant Helps Build Weill Cornell Medical College's Alzheimer's-Friendly Virtual Home

The NEC Foundation of America has awarded a $45,000 grant to the Division of Geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College to support the development of the Alzheimer's-Friendly Virtual Home, a unique and innovative Web site with graphics-rich information for caregivers on ways to best adapt a home for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD), enhancing their safety and preserving their independence. Most of the 4. [click link for full article]

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American College Of Physicians Releases New Patient Education Resources

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released "Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families" and "Guide to a Restful Sleep." Available for free to ACP member physicians to distribute to patients and their families, each topic includes a DVD and guidebook.Alzheimer's Disease: A Guide for Patients and Families Up to 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease. [click link for full article]

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Wandering Is Health Risk For 1 In 5 Cognitively Impaired Nursing Home Patients

In a study involving over 15,000 cognitively impaired VA nursing home patients, researchers from the International Research Consortium on Wandering found that one in five were prone to aimless wandering through nursing home facilities, putting themselves at increased health risk and creating additional strain on nursing staff. This presents a challenging behavior problem and safety issue. [click link for full article]

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Sarasota's Roskamp Institute Announces Positive Safety Data In Human Clinical Study For Alzheimer's Disease

The Roskamp Institute announced today that it has received positive preliminary results in its major clinical study that is testing a promising new drug application for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The clinical study, which was first announced in September, is the first human clinical study conducted by a Florida-based research institute as a result of its own original research. [click link for full article]

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Challenging NICE's Restriction For Alzheimer's Drugs May Be Attempt To Undermine Its Processes, UK

According to an editorial written by a senior health economist in this week's British Medical Journal (BMJ), a legal challenge against *NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) over its decision to limit the use of drugs for Alzheimer's disease could well be an attempt to undermine its processes. * NICE is the body that decides what treatments are supplied on the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales. [click link for full article]

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Alzheimer's Growth Shows Need For Increased FDA Funding

A new estimate by the Alzheimer's Association shows that more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease -- a 10 percent growth over previous estimates and a number that could more than triple in the coming decades unless new treatments and cures are developed for the debilitating illness. [click link for full article]

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NEC Foundation Of America Grant Helps Build Weill Cornell Medical College's Alzheimer's-Friendly Virtual Home

The NEC Foundation of America has awarded a $45,000 grant to the Division of Geriatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College to support the development of the Alzheimer's-Friendly Virtual Home, a unique and innovative Web site with graphics-rich information for caregivers on ways to best adapt a home for persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders (ADRD), enhancing their safety and preserving their independence. Most of the 4. [click link for full article]

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Five Million Americans With Alzheimer's Report Says

A new report from the Alzheimer's Association says there are more than 5 million people in the US living with Alzheimer's disease today.This figure is 10 per cent higher than the previous estimate of 4.5 million from five years ago and is based on federal population counts and not new disease studies. [click link for full article]

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevalence Rates Rise To More Than Five Million In The United States

The Alzheimer's Association today reports that in 2007 there are now more than 5 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer's disease. This number includes 4.9 million people over the age of 65 and between 200,000 and 500,000 people under age 65 with early onset Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. This is a 10 percent increase from the previous prevalence nationwide estimate of 4.5 million. [click link for full article]

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Medivation Announces Presentation Of Full Top-Line Data From Dimebon(TM) Six-Month Trial At Major International Alzheimer's Disease Conference

Medivation, Inc. (Amex: MDV) today announced that six-month results from its randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled Phase 2 efficacy trial of Dimebon(TM) in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease demonstrated that patients treated with Dimebon were significantly improved compared to patients taking placebo on all five efficacy endpoints studied, which assessed cognitive function, memory, ability to perform tasks of daily living, global function and behavior. [click link for full article]

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Avid Announces Results Of Av-1 Molecular Imaging Agent For Alzheimer's Disease Presented At AD/PD Meeting

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Avid), a product-focused molecular imaging company, today announced the presentation of the first results from a clinical study of 18F-AV-1/ZK (AV-1) a novel radiopharmaceutical for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of amyloid plaques in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Principal investigator Dr. [click link for full article]

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Misperceptions About Alzheimer's Among African-American And Hispanic Caregivers

African-American and Hispanic caregivers (1) of people with Alzheimer's disease are significantly more likely than caregivers of other races to consider the disease a normal part of the aging process and dismiss its symptoms as part of getting older, according to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's (AFA) second ICAN: Investigating Caregivers' Attitudes and Needs survey. [click link for full article]

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Modern Imaging For Detecting Alzheimer And Dementia Fight Against Cognitive Decline: 3D Technology Promotes Early Detection / ECR 2007

The older people become, the greater risk they have of sharing the tragic fate of those who remain alive yet are increasingly unaware of the world around them. In industrialised countries, one to six percent of the population over the age of 65 and an even more alarming ten to twenty percent over the age of 80 suffer a progressive loss of their cognitive abilities. [click link for full article]

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Methylation Of PP2A And Tau/APP Phosphorylation

Estelle Sontag, Viyada Nunbhakdi- Craig, Jean-Marie Sontag, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Egon Ogris, Sanjana Dayal, Steven R. Lentz, Erland Arning, and Teodoro BottiglieriElevated plasma levels of homocysteine are a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. Because high homocysteine levels can inhibit methyltransferases, Sontag et al. pursued a trail of posttranslational protein modifications that might link homocysteine to tau and amyloid precursor protein (APP). Here's their rationale. [click link for full article]

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Blacks, Hispanics More Likely To Dismiss Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease, Survey Finds

Almost 70% of black and Hispanic families who have relatives with Alzheimer's disease dismiss their symptoms as part of aging, compared with about half of non-Hispanic whites, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, the Miami Herald reports. The telephone survey, conducted from Jan. 9 through Feb. [click link for full article]

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Imaging Compound Identifies Amyloid-Beta In Human Brain

A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has confirmed that the imaging agent Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB) binds to the protein in amyloid plaques that characterize Alzheimer's disease in the human brain. Their report in the March Archives of Neurology describes the first postmortem neuropathological study of a dementia patient who had previously participated in a PET imaging study using PiB. [click link for full article]

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Penn Study Finds Inhaled Anesthetics Could Lead To Early Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine have discovered that common inhaled anesthetics increase the number of amyloid plaques in the brains of animals, which might accelerate the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. Roderic Eckenhoff, MD, Vice Chair of Research in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, and his co-authors, report their findings in the online edition of Neurobiology of Aging. [click link for full article]

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Memory Pharmaceuticals Commences Phase 2a Trial Of MEM 3454 In Alzheimer's Disease

Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp. (Nasdaq: MEMY) today announced the dosing of the first subject in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2a clinical trial of MEM 3454, the company's lead nicotinic alpha-7 receptor partial agonist, in Alzheimer's disease. The trial is designed to assess the safety, tolerability and cognitive effects of three doses of MEM 3454 in subjects with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease. [click link for full article]

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Alzheimer's Disease Research Seeks Volunteers For Dietary Study

The Indiana University Center for Alzheimer's disease and Related Disorders seeks volunteers for a clinical study on the effects of a fatty acid on patients with Alzheimer's. The fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid or DHA, which is found in small amounts in the diet, is essential for normal brain and eye development. Center researchers want to evaluate whether chronic use of DHA changes the progression of Alzheimer's. [click link for full article]

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Common Inhaled Anesthetics Accelerate The Appearance Of Brain Plaque In Animal Models, Penn Study Finds

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine have discovered that common inhaled anesthetics increase the number of amyloid plaques in the brains of animals, which might accelerate the onset of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. Roderic Eckenhoff, MD, Vice Chair of Research in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, and his co-authors, report their findings in the March 7th online edition of Neurobiology of Aging. [click link for full article]

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Genetic Risk Factors For Alzheimer's Disease Examined

Cardiff University researchers have found evidence for new genes involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease.The study, to be published in the next issue of the journal Human Molecular Genetics, tested more than 17,000 gene variants in 4,000 volunteers. [click link for full article]

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Crucial Step Towards Better Diagnosis Of Alzheimer's

Dementia diseases develop insidiously and are generally discovered when the memory has already started to deteriorate. New research from Karolinska Institutet shows, however, that approaching Alzheimer's can be detected several years before the symptoms manifest themselves.Dementia involves a serious deterioration of mental function caused by some kind of dementia disease of the brain, of which Alzheimer's is the most common. [click link for full article]

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Alzheimer's Association

The national Alzheimer's Association. Provides information about Alzheimer's disease, resources, research advances, publications, and events; includes contact information and links to local AA ...

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What is Alzheimer's?

What is Alzheimer's? ... Introduction . Alzheimer‚€™s ( AHLZ-high-merz ) disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually ...

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Alzheimer's disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive cognitive deterioration together with declining activities of daily living and neuropsychiatric symptoms or ...

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Alzheimer's disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive cognitive deterioration together with declining activities of daily living and neuropsychiatric symptoms or ...

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MedlinePlus: Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease ... Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people.

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Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Care

Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's caregivers. Dementia care and Alzheimer's support. ... Challenging behavior is quite common in people with Alzheimer's disease. Many times the difficult ...

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Alzheimer's Disease Information Page: National Institute of ...

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) information sheet compiled by the National Institute of Neurological ... NINDS Dementia Information Page Dementia information page compiled by the National Institute of ...

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Alzheimer's Society website - the leading UK care and research charity ...

The leading UK care and research charity for people with this disease and other dementias, their families and carers. It provides a network of support and delivers quality day and home care, it ...

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Alzheimer's Disease - MSNBC.com

Alzheimer's Disease ... It is the call that every beat reporter dreads, writes NBC's Robert Bazell. The almost simultaneous ...

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WebMD Alzheimer's Disease Center - Find Alzheimer's information and ...

Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 1 in 10 people over age 65. Find in-depth Alzheimer's ... Alzheimer's Hits 5.1 Million Americans Alzheimer's disease is rising rapidly in America -- now ...

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Germans claim Alzheimer's toxin breakthrough GER...

GERMAN researchers claim they have found a way of blocking the formation of a toxin blamed for the onset of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers from the chemistry department at Berlin's Free University said the discovery could prove ...

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Alzheimer's Prevention

These include sources of essential fatty acids found in fish and specific herbs and minerals that can enhance cognitive function. 3. Exercise. Originally it was thought that exercise increases blood flow and oxygen to the brain cells.

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Fish Oil Helps Obliterate Alzheimer's

After years of studies, it seems conventional medicine is finally beginning to appreciate the beneficial effect of a high quality fish oil as well as fish in defusing the Alzheimer's epidemic waiting to happen in America. ...

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Dementia Caregivers Can Sniff Out A Diagnosis

Research from Columbia University in NYC has hit on a new way to aid in diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease: using the nose. Dr. Devanand, Professor of Clinical Psychology & Neurology and Co-Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic of New ...

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Is Alzheimer's an epidemic?

Millions of people, 5 million+ people according to recent estimates, are living with Alzheimer's right now. That's a ten percent increase in the last five years, and with Alzheimer's being an age related disease those numbers are only ...

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Stopping Alzheimer's in its Tracks

Researchers are testing a new treatment for Alzheimer's patients, a drug called LY450139. Unlike current therapies that treat symptoms, it targets the cause.

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Simple Sniff Test Could Diagnose Alzheimers and Parkinsons Diseases

The Sniff Magnitude Test is currently under development for simple disgnosis of diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons as well as dementia.

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Drugs Are Killing Alzheimer's Patients

A New England Journal of Medicine study issued last fall fired a warning shot about the lack of efficacy and safety regarding drugs typically prescribed for Alzheimer's patients. New research from the UK-based Alzheimer's Research Trust ...

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Research: Alzheimer's vaccine works on mice

Scientists in Japan have developed an oral vaccine for Alzheimer's disease that has proven effective and safe in mice, the director of a research institute behind the project said.

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Living With Alzheimer's Disease

The New York Times recently had an article about living with Alzheimer's Disease after diagnosis but while the person is still able to carry on conversations, and go about their daily life, although with small but growing differences. ...

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National voluntary organization dedicated to researching the prevention, cures, and treatments of Alzheimer's Disease. Includes information about the disease and available services.

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MedlinePlus: Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease web directory organized by topic. Includes general overviews, research, news, treatment, nutrition, organizations, and more.

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Alzheimer's: symptoms, cause, treatment, prevention, what to expect, complications, long-term outlook

Alzheimer's: symptoms, cause, treatment, prevention, what to expect, complications, long-term outlook ... Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia in ...

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Alzheimer's Center - MayoClinic.com

Alzheimer's Center ‚€” comprehensive information on Alzheimer's disease, memory ... Alzheimer's caregivers: How to cope. Helping people with Alzheimer's cope ...

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What is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's (AHLZ-high-merz) disease is a progressive ... MAKE A DONATION Your gift will help us provide programs for Illinoisans affected by Alzheimer's. ...

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WebMD Alzheimer's Disease Center - Find Alzheimer's information and the latest health news

Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 1 in 10 people over age 65. Find in ... Alzheimer's Warning Signs ... Alzheimer's Treatment Study ...

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Alzheimer's Disease Articles

Article entitled Living With Alzheimer's Disease ... Living with Alzheimer's can be a crippling experience for both the disease ...

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Alzheimer's Disease Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

From the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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Alzheimer's disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hyperlinked article covering pathology, etiology, prevalence, diagnosis, prevention, nutrition, treatments, history, and more.

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About Alzheimer's Disease: Research - Caregiving - Treatment - Publications - Risk Factors - Resources - Symptoms - ...

... these diseases, and provides financial assistance to Alzheimer's disease ... View an illustration of How the Brain and Nerve Cells Change During Alzheimer's Disease. ...

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Suit: Alzheimer's Patient Had Dead Rat In Mouth (WSMV Nashville)

Staffing at a Santa Ana, Calif., senior center was so inadequate that a rat crawled into a 90-year-old Alzheimer's patient's mouth and died there before the staff noticed, a lawsuit alleges.

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Sense of humor helps, says Alzheimer‚€™s victim (Roswell Daily Record)

Rachel Melvin, 77, can tell you exactly what Alzheimer's looks like. ‚€œWe look just like everybody else,‚€Ě said the petite, gray haired Roswell resident. ‚€œIt‚€™s not spots on your face. It looks like your neighbor, your mother, your uncle.‚€Ě

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German scientists claim discovery in fight against Alzheimer's (AFP via Yahoo! News)

German researchers on Thursday claimed they have found a way of blocking the formation of a toxin blamed for the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

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Living with Alzheimer's (The Courier)

WATERLOO --- Alzheimer's is robbing Richard Taylor of his mind, but it doesn't have to take his dignity.

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Missing Alzheimer's Patient Found Unhurt (The Morning News)

SPRINGDALE -- Nancy Ervin believes in miracles. Her father, Doyle Wade Ward, 82, an Alzheimer's sufferer, was found Tuesday morning in a wooded area of Johnson after being lost for a day and a half.

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Missing Alzheimer's Patient Found Unhurt (The Morning News)

SPRINGDALE ‚€” An Alzheimer's patient missing since Sunday evening was found unharmed Tuesday morning about a mile and a half from where he disappeared in south Springdale.

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Search Begins For Missing Alzheimer's Patient (The Morning News)

The Morning News SPRINGDALE ‚€” Emergency responders searched golf courses, neighborhoods and Lake Fayetteville Park this morning for an Alzheimer's patient reported missing Sunday night.

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Memory Pharma testing Alzheimer's drug (UPI)

U.S. firm Memory Pharmaceuticals said Thursday it has finished enrolling patients in a phase 2a trial of its Alzheimer's drug, MEM 1003.

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Stopping Alzheimer's From Getting Worse (KABC-TV Los Angeles)

A new treatment could actually stop Alzheimer's disease from getting worse.

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‚€˜Alzheimer‚€™s 101‚€™ to be offered at HRC (Bristol Herald Courier)

The Health Resources Center, Johnson City Medical Center‚€™s outreach facility in The Mall at Johnson City, will offer a free class, ‚€œAlzheimer‚€™s 101,‚€Ě on Monday, April 23, from 6-7 p.m. with Tracey Kendall, Regional Director, Alzheimer‚€™s Association.

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