Navigation Links
Husband Seeks Votes for 'Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters' Project

Alzheimer's Campaign Selected for Top Five in Members Project from American Express

CHICAGO, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters" campaign has been selected as one of the top five campaigns in the Members Project from American Express, which will award $1.5 million to the program that receives the most votes through Monday, October 13. The submitter, Jay Smith, whose wife has early onset Alzheimer's disease, along with the Alzheimer's Association, are now asking that card members go to and vote for the Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters campaign.

Smith's wife, Patty, was diagnosed at the age of 51 after two years of uncertainty. According to the Alzheimer's Association 2008 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, there are approximately 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and as many as 500,000 living with early onset Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias. About half of the people who are currently living with Alzheimer's have not been diagnosed.

"It took more than two years for my wife to obtain a correct medical diagnosis, so we decided to do everything we can to increase early detection of Alzheimer's, stop the progression of the disease and help others along the way," said Jay Smith, American Express card member who submitted the Early Detection Matters project. "The final stages of the disease are ravaging for the patient and caregiver. We can reduce that suffering by increasing knowledge about the early warning signs and importance of early detection, so people have the opportunity to plan for their future and take advantage of the resources that are currently available to them."

Many Americans don't know the 10 warning signs that signal memory loss might be a serious medical problem. The Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters campaign was designed to create and implement an education program informing the public about the 10 warning signs of the disease along with the importance of an early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, a progressive and fatal disease. One of the many benefits of early diagnosis is the ability for the person living with Alzheimer's to be a part of the solution and help their family in making care decisions.

The winning Members Project from American Express will be announced on October 14, 2008. To vote for the Alzheimer's Disease: Early Detection Matters project go to

The Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit

SOURCE Alzheimer's Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Husband and wife team recognized for outstanding breast cancer research
2. Dr. Siegals(R) COOKIE DIET(TM) Creator Sanford Siegal, D.O., M.D., Weighs In on Madonnas My husband didnt want to have sex on the cookie diet Remarks
3. Exactly how much housework does a husband create?
4. Cancer Poses Challenges for Husbands Frame of Mind
5. Woman Sues DuPont and Asbestos Manufacturers After Developing Mesothelioma From Exposure to Asbestos in Husbands Work Clothes
6. Celebrity Cook Paula Deen and Husband Michael Groover Bring Smithfield Foods Helping Hungry Homes(TM) Tour To Feed New Orleans Families
7. Celebrity Cook Paula Deen and Husband Michael Groover Bring Smithfield Foods Helping Hungry Homes(TM) Tour to L.A.
8. Putting the Medical Profession on Notice!: Widow Tells Tragic Story of How Her Husband Died Due to Misdiagnosis and Mistreatment
9. Alert Alarm Michigan Seeks Employees With Inside and Outside Sales Experience
10. New Research Study Seeks Improved Quality of Life for People in the Future with Schizophrenia
11. Courage Center Seeks Applications for Judd Jacobson Memorial Award
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article ... people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now ... of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out ... family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers ... would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an orthodontist ... has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be used ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are ... Code Talker Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute ... presented at the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Puradigm® & Innovative Solutions today announced ... and processing operations at its production facility, and opened its first two dispensaries ... manufacturer of a complete system of proactive air and surface purification solutions for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, ... company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... at the public offering price of $18.75 per ... were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has ... 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to their ... Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite Smart ... electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components and circuits ... structures such as vehicle bodies or conformally placed ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... and SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, ... -based mobile pulmonary function testing company, is now able to perform ... developed by ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. ... in hospital-based labs.  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL ... can get any needed testing done in the comfort of her ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: