Alzheimer’s Association applauds CMS decision to cover PET imaging for Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis. In issuing its new policy, CMS said the specific details of the coverage will be made by the Medicare Administrative Contractors. The Alzheimer’s Association urges the MACs to quickly implement broad and equitable coverage for all Medicare beneficiaries.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to promote advocacy. This week’s Friday Five shares updates about the disease, the latest in research, funding and what the future holds.
CMS is releasing the following statement from Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, with accompanying background information, in response to the action by the FDA to grant accelerated approval to a new product designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease.
The second largest federally funded research program at Indiana University School of Medicine will receive $48.8 million over the next five years, fueling the work of researchers as they seek to discover treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.
By AnnaMaria Turano – Virtual visits can be essential to the standard Alzheimer’s disease (AD) care regimen – amid the coronavirus pandemic and post-pandemic. The International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry highlighted that the use of telehealth could help not only by…
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and this week’s Friday Five is dedicated to helping raise awareness and inspire action to support the fight against the disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference was held this past week in Chicago and it was full of ground breaking findings, announcements and firsts. We followed the action on Twitter every step of the way and put together a few of the highlights for this week’s Friday Five.
Emma Yang, founder of the Timeless app which assists people with Alzheimer’s with day to day aspects of living, wins the Women Startup Challenge award at the annual Women Who Tech pitch competition.
September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day and our Friday Five is dedicated to spreading information about the disease and offering ways to raise funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Sonoma based AFFIRMATIVhealth, PLLC presenters of RE:mind, a program created to improve brain health for the millions impacted by Alzheimer’s or dementia, is teaming up with San Francisco based mobile health provider, AidCube.
In order to bring much needed attention to the disease, the world, recognizes September as World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21st as World Alzheimer’s Day.