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Alzheimer’s Association “Facts and Figures 2014”: Women are at the epicenter of Alzheimer’s

2014-03-21 10:45

The new 2014 Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures inlcudes a special report on the toll that Alzheimer’s takes on women in the US.  The report states that almost two-thirds of American seniors with Alzheimer’s are women, and points out that women are more likely to get Alzheimer’s than breast cancer (although women’s health usually focuses on the latter).

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Alzheimer’s ranked as third-leading cause of death

2014-03-06 09:48

An article in the Washington Post draws attention to a new study that ranks Alzheimer’s disease as the third-leading cause of death in the US  (after heart disease and cancer). Previous figures that ranked it as the sixth-leading cause are claimed to be grossly underestimated. The researchers (at Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Chicago) show that death certificates often state immediate causes of death, not taking into account the underlying cause.

Read the Washington Post article here, and the original report here.

Alzheimer’s Disease International: Global Impact of Dementia Underestimated by 15-17%

2013-12-10 15:14

In a Policy Brief for Heads of Government published ahead of the G8 Dementia Summit on 11 December, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) states that previous figures from a previous report published 2009 are underestimated by 15-17%. A more comprehensive review of dementia prevalence in China and sub-Saharan Africa accounts for most of the increase.

The new figures now states that 44 million live with dementia today (2013), reaching 76 million in 2030 (up 15%) and 135 million by 2050 (up17% from previous report). The report concludes that “dementia is one of the biggest global public health challenges facing our generation.”

Alzheimer’s disease is by far the most common form of neurodegenerative disease, accounting for 60-80% of all dementia cases.

Alzheimer’s Disease International releases the World Alzheimer Report 2013

2013-12-04 16:23

Founded in 1984, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is the international federation of 79 different Alzheimer associations around the world. ADI publishes the World Alzheimer Report annually, each report focusing on different aspects of the disease. The 2013 report released in September is entitled “Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia”. It is themed around the burden associated with long-term dementia care, stating that the total number of older people with care needs will increase from 101 to 277 million between 2010 and 2050, and that 80% of the elderly in nursing homes have dementia.

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Alzinova profiled in ”Kemivärlden Biotech” (a Swedish trade journal)

2013-10-23 09:29

The October issue (no. 10, 2013) of the Swedish magazine ”Kemivärlden Biotech” profiles Alzinova as one of five companies in an article entitled Tomorrow’s Biotech Companies.

“Kemivärlden Biotech” is the largest chemistry and biotech trade journal in the Nordic countries. It covers both regional and international developments within these two sectors, in addition to being the official magazine of the Swedish Chemical Society.

Alzinova will be at BIO-Europe in Vienna, 4-6 November

2013-10-02 14:52

Alzinova representatives will attend the 19th annual BIO-Europe® Conference, which is Europe’s largest partnering venue for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.

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Meet Alzinova at the Nordic Life Science Days, 14-15 October

2013-09-24 14:23

Alzinova will attend the Nordic Life Science Days set to take place at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre, 14-15 October 2013.

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Alzinova to attend BioPharm America™ 2013

2013-08-20 14:29

Alzinova representatives will attend the 6th annual international partnering conference BioPharm America™ in Boston, USA.

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Data on Alzinova’s AβCC technology published in PLOS ONE

2013-07-02 11:50

Data supporting Alzinova’s technology was published online 2 July, 2013, in PLOS ONE.

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Alzinova is featured in “Fokus: Forskning och Utveckling” (in Swedish)

2013-04-26 15:00

Alzinova is featured in a co-distributed supplement to the leading Swedish business magazine “Dagens Industri” entitled “Fokus: Forskning och Utveckling”. The article can be found here (in Swedish). You can also access the full supplement here (also in Swedish).

New Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Now Published

2013-03-20 14:10

The Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures is a statistical resource for US data related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research (www.alz.org).

The report dated March 19 provides new statistics on the impact of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States.

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