Mar 252009
 

The Alzheimer’s Association commends the independent Alzheimer’s Study Group (ASG) on their report released today, “A National Alzheimer’s Strategic Plan: The Report of the Alzheimer’s Study Group”. The report explains the looming national crisis created by Alzheimer’s disease and offers real solutions for the nation. Alzheimer’s Association President and CEO Harry Johns, along with members of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease called for the creation of the Alzheimer’s Study Group in July of […]

Mar 242009
 

Washington, D.C., March 24, 2009 – Total healthcare costs are more than three times higher for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias than for other people age 65 and older, according to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2009 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, released today. In the new report, total healthcare costs are calculated as per person payments measured from all sources. Medicare payments alone are almost three times higher for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia than […]

Mar 172009
 

Whether you have Alzheimer’s or are of a certain age that you’ve started routinely forgetting where you put your keys, you’re probably hearing a lot about the benefits of “exercising your brain.” We hear this “use it or lose it” philosophy mentioned frequently in sound bytes from medical experts, but what are they really asking us to do? And why? Are they just trying to get us to do lots and lots of crossword puzzles? […]

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