Navigation Links
4th Alzheimer's Awards Announced in Search of Global Solutions for Better Dementia Care
Date:7/19/2011

PARIS, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


For the fourth year, the Fondation Médéric Alzheimer and Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) are running Alzheimer's Awards for evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the Award is to promote better care and share best practices. Applications can be submitted from today 19 July until 1 December 2011 at http://www.alz.co.uk/award.

Psychosocial research involves or relates to both the social and psychological aspects of a patient's life. Often this includes the relationship between the personal, internal environment and the wider social world, such as the influence of social and environmental factors on an individual's state of mind or behaviour. This type of research is aimed at supporting and enhancing the quality of life of people with Alzheimer's disease and their carers.

Two Alzheimer's Awards will be given, the first for the best evidence-based psychosocial intervention with a prize of  €18,000. The second award, of €7,000, will be given for the most promising evidence-based psychosocial intervention.

All project proposals and complete application forms should be submitted by email before 1 December 2011. The winners will receive their awards during the 27th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International in London, UK in March 2012.

Dementia is a syndrome that can be caused by a number of progressive disorders that affect memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia.

After age 65, the likelihood of developing dementia roughly doubles every five years. In the World Alzheimer Report 2010, ADI estimated that there are 35.6 million people living with dementia worldwide, increasing to 65.7 million by 2030 and 115.4 million by 2050. The worldwide costs of dementia exceeds 1% of global GDP, at US$604 billion.

The Fondation Médéric Alzheimer is a non-profit organisation that was created in 1999. It aims to increase the knowledge in social sciences related to Alzheimer's disease, to support and promote innovative field projects intended in helping people with Alzheimer's disease and their carers, and to instigate national surveys allowing the analysis of yearly evolutions and geographic disparities.

Alzheimer's Disease International was established in 1984. Just over 25 years later Alzheimer's Disease International is now the international federation of 76 Alzheimer associations around the world, and in official relations with the World Health Organisation.

Sarah Smith, +44(0)207-981-0880, s.smith@alz.co.uk



'/>"/>
SOURCE Alzheimer's Disease International
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Porter Novelli Named Agency of Record for Prix Galien USA Awards
2. EP Vantage Wins Commentator of the Year Award at European Mediscience Awards 2011
3. Next-Generation Pharmacist™ Awards Program Announces 2011 Finalists
4. U.S. Department of Defense Awards $2 Million to Brain Plasticity Inc. to Study Impact of Brain Training for Traumatic Brain Injuries
5. Masimo Pronto-7 Wins GOLD in the 2011 Medical Design Excellence Award Competition—the Premier Awards Program for the Medical Technology Community
6. NCIIA Funds University Biomedical Engineering Teams at BMEidea Awards
7. Healthmark Industries Honored With Two Awards
8. UBM Canon and Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) Announce Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award
9. NeoStems Suzhou Erye Pharmaceutical Receives Two Awards at the Chempharm Brand Summit 2011
10. 2011 CPhI Innovation Awards Open for Entries
11. Department of Defense Awards LifePort Five-Year Contract for Up to $45.5 million
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... sickle cell disease and heart failure, today announced the ... at a price to the public of $0.275 per ... Company,s common stock and one warrant to purchase one ... price of $0.42 per share. The warrants are exercisable ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... WINDSOR, ON , Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... Perry , has announced the release of an ... This is a revolutionary breakthrough in the treatment ... environmental radiation exposure. It will assist in the ... are present. It will also protect only the ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016 ALSP, Inc. announced that ... as Consultant for Medical Affairs in preparation for its move ... Pierschbacher , PhD, CEO, stated, "We are pleased to welcome ... forward to working with an individual of such practical knowledge ... forward to drawing deeply on his broad experience and success ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... digital self-scheduling readily available to physicians. The integration will enable Allscripts users ... select appointments via Everseat’s free mobile app. , The partnership gives Everseat substantial ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... 32224, February 26th: Amateur & Professional Divisions - Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm ... 10:00pm | Ticket Prices $30, Social Media: http://www.USPoleSportsFed.org , Facebook: ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Workrite Ergonomics, who is celebrating their 25th year of ... to being an internationally recognized leader in their industry. , "We are very proud ... President of Workrite. “Workrite recognized the importance of good ergonomics before most of ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... Anxiety of older Americans over steep cost increases of prescription drugs is at ... to The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Since last fall, TSCL has ... costs. “The implications are chilling, particularly for people with chronic health problems,” says ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... and staff helped give free oral screenings to 150 children in kindergarten through ... , The College of Dental Medicine joined Chinese American Dental Society of Southern ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):