Alzheimer's--the Unmet Challenge for Research and Care: Joint Hearing Before the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives and the Subcommittee on Aging of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, April 3, 1990

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Page 96 - ... believe strongly that anger is a major risk factor for distress in caregivers. Therefore, they advise health professionals to be alert to signs of anger in caregivers and consider referring them to support groups or individual therapy to help them cope with the frustrations of their responsibilities. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke As the principal supporter of neurological research in the United States, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)...
Page 142 - ... nationwide educational and training materials through the Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers for direct care providers and ancillary personnel, such as home health aides, nursing assistants, homemakers , police and ambulance attendants who often come in contact with AD patients in emergency situations. The burdens of care for AD patients are now well-documented. The need for appropriate services and quality care will intensify as the numbers of older people, and especially those 85 years and...
Page 85 - T. FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, MD, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH, PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Mr.
Page 88 - T. FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, MD DIRECTOR NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BEFORE THE US SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGING SENATE LABOR AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE JUNE 26, 1986 28 Mr.
Page 108 - What happens when an older person begins to show signs of memory loss and confusion? With luck, someone — perhaps a relative — will realize the importance of going to a physician to find out what is causing the problem, if it is curable and, if it is not, what can be done to help. The patient's first contact with a health professional is likely to be an internist, a geriatrician, or a family practitioner. Because of the variety of conditions that can mimic Alzheimer's...
Page 167 - Robert E. Windom, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services According to Dr.
Page 50 - STATEMENT BY THE HONORABLE BEN BLAZ MEMBER OF CONGRESS FROM THE TERRITORY OF GUAM BEFORE THE...
Page 171 - I he Advisory Panel on Alzheimer's Disease, established under Public Law 99-660, was given the following mandate: The Panel shall assist the Secretary [of the Department of Health and Human Services] and the Council [on Alzheimer's Disease, an intra-governmental task force also established under PL 99-660] in the identification of priorities and emerging issues with respect to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and the care of individuals with such disease and dementias. The Panel shall advise...
Page 193 - ... at the level requested. This situation not only frustrates ongoing research activities but also restricts the access of new young investigators to the field. An increase in Federal support for Alzheimer's research that would permit funding of at least half of the scientifically meritorious grant applications would be used both immediately and effectively.
Page 89 - Resolution 33, that there are probably 16 million people 65 years of age or older in the United States and that this number will have increased to 20 million by 1975.

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