Alzheimer’s/Dementia

Baylor presents latest report on Alzheimer’s

Update to patients and caregivers featured two papers linking Alzheimer's and herpes viruses.

 
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Five-minute neck scan seems to detect dementia much earlier, research shows

Researchers have shown that early dementia signs could be detected by a simple short scan of the individual’s neck. 

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THC reduces Alzheimer’s-like brain changes in mice

A substance that gives pot its kick appears to reduce the brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease – at least in mice.

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Certain dementia drugs may quicken Alzheimer’s symptoms, decline

“Clinical trials of new therapies for [Alzheimer’s disease] typically allow participants to continue receiving [cholinesterase inhibitors] and memantine during the trial if the dose remains stable,” Richard E. Kennedy, MD, PhD.

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New study shows signs of Alzheimer’s treatment with diabetes drug

A new study finds that people with Alzheimer's disease who also took antidiabetes medication exhibited fewer molecular markers of the neurological condition.

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Local performers put on memory care play

Arthur Monsetin is a fictional character, but the story of his fading memory and declining comprehension is one that will ring true to the millions of Americans suffering from dementia, and the family members who struggle along with them.

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National Institute on Aging provides grant for brain activity biomarker research

This project addresses the growing unmet need for alternative approaches to mitigating cognitive decline by introducing a robot companion that will interact and motivate patients in order to reinforce therapeutic behavior

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Antipsychotic medicine proven ineffective for dementia

Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

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Alzheimer’s Association releases new appropriate use criteria for procedures

The appropriate use criteria (AUC) is available online by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association as an article in press, corrected proof.

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USC scientists map brain with relation to Alzheimer’s

Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world's most complex structure -- the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain's memory bank.

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