Alzheimer's & Dementia marks first issue


New Alzheimer's Association journal now available

Philadelphia, PA. October 11, 2005 --Elsevier, world-leading scientific and medical publisher, and the Alzheimer's Association are pleased to announce the recent publication of the premiere issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Zaven Khachaturian, Ph.D. - a renowned authority in brain aging, brain health, and Alzheimer's disease - serves as the Founding Editor-in-Chief.

Alzheimer's & Dementia focuses on "bench-to-bedside" studies, drawn from the many scientific and healthcare disciplines involved in this burgeoning area of research. In addition to peer-reviewed research, the journal presents reviews and expert perspectives from leaders in contributing disciplines, as well as editorials and special issues on topics of interest. Abstracts are available free online at the journal's website, Individual subscribers may access the full text of all journal content online, and institutions may access the journal online through ScienceDirect, the leading online platform for libraries.

Highlights of the premiere issue include research linking a diet high in folate to a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease. In that study, Alzheimer's disease risk was reduced by 55 percent for older adults with a total folate intake at or above the U.S. RDA of 400 micrograms per day. Other studies address potentially new approaches to early identification and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, including the possible protective effect of treatment for high blood pressure.

Alzheimer's & Dementia will be published quarterly, along with a special supplement containing abstracts of papers from each biannual International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders. Manuscripts are being accepted now through Elsevier's online submission and editorial system, accessible at

"It is a privilege to work with the Alzheimer's Association in producing this pioneering journal," comments Cynthia Baudendistel, Executive Publisher of Alzheimer's & Dementia for Elsevier. " Alzheimer's & Dementia will prove a uniquely valuable resource to all professionals in the field - from neurobiologists doing basic science research to physicians and others providing frontline care."

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