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Certain dementia drugs may quicken Alzheimer's symptoms, decline

November 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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“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.

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

November 6, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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A new study finds that people with Alzheimer's disease who also took antidiabetes medication exhibited fewer molecular markers of the neurological condition.

Local performers put on memory care play

November 1, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

National Institute on Aging provides grant for brain activity biomarker research

October 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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

Antipsychotic medicine proven ineffective for dementia

October 23, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

Alzheimer's Association releases new appropriate use criteria for procedures

October 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

USC scientists map brain with relation to Alzheimer's

October 10, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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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.

Scientists see positive results with senolytic therapies and Alzheimer's

September 25, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer's disease.

CDC predicts dementia issues will nearly double by 2060

September 24, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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In 2014, 5 million Americans — or 1.6 percent of the population — felt the burden of the diseases.

Scientists develop ability for computer avatars to detect dementia

September 19, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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This technique developed by a team from Osaka University and Nara Institute of Science and Technology involves learning characteristics of...

Some doctors push notion that Alzheimer's could be infectious

September 11, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ?

Researchers find liver drug has benefits for Alzheimer's treatment

September 5, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care
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Research reveals that an existing drug used to treat liver disease could also be employed in Alzheimer's disease therapy. The drug "heals" malfunctioning elements at cellular level.

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