Alzheimer’s/Dementia

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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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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Scientists see positive results with senolytic therapies and Alzheimer’s

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer's disease.

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CDC predicts dementia issues will nearly double by 2060

In 2014, 5 million Americans — or 1.6 percent of the population — felt the burden of the diseases.

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