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Another Alzheimer’s Drug Fails: What Makes This Disease So Tough to Fight?

Another Alzheimer’s Drug Fails: What Makes This Disease So Tough to Fight?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News THURSDAY, Jan. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As more experimental drugs fail to stop Alzheimer’s from destroying human memory, experts now wonder whether research into the devastating brain disease has been marching in the wrong direction. In recent weeks, a pair of high-profile disappointments have been reported, including […]

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Turmeric compound could boost memory and mood

Turmeric compound could boost memory and mood

Not a lover of Indian food? A new study might change your mind. Researchers have found that a compound in turmeric — the spice that gives curry its golden color — could help to improve the mood and memory of older adults. A twice-daily dose of curcumin — found in turmeric — has been found […]

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Seizure Drug May Help Ease Symptoms of Major Form of Dementia

Seizure Drug May Help Ease Symptoms of Major Form of Dementia

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimers News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A drug normally used to treat seizures may help ease some symptoms that occur with a type of dementia known as Lewy body dementia, researchers are reporting. The drug is called zonisamide (Zonegran). When added to treatment with the drug levodopa, […]

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Alzheimer’s: Protecting ‘powerhouse’ of cells may fuel new treatment

Alzheimer’s: Protecting ‘powerhouse’ of cells may fuel new treatment

Injury to mitochondria — tiny powerhouses inside cells that provide them with energy — triggers events that occur early in Alzheimer’s disease and may offer a promising target for treatment. Researchers suggest that injury to mitochondria may drive Alzheimer’s disease. So concludes a new study published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia that shows how […]

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Health Tip: Disaster Preparedness For People With Alzheimer’s

Health Tip: Disaster Preparedness For People With Alzheimer’s

(HealthDay News) — Severe weather, an earthquake, a fire or flood all present unique challenges for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Latest Alzheimers News Their impaired memory and reasoning severely limits their ability to act appropriately during a crisis, the National Institute on Aging says. If you are preparing an emergency kit for someone who has […]

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Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

Anxiety may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s

Anxiety disorders are common across the United States, thought to affect around 40 million adults each year. However, as if these feelings of worry and fear aren’t enough to contend with, a new study suggests that older people who have worsening anxiety symptoms may be more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have linked increasing […]

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Poor Trial Results for Another Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

Poor Trial Results for Another Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug that previously showed promise yielded disappointing results in three clinical trials. Latest Alzheimers News The drug idalopirdine did not help people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease in the trials, which included 2,525 patients in 34 countries, the Los Angeles Times reported. The findings were reported Tuesday in the Journal of […]

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Mild cognitive impairment ‘treatable’ with regular exercise, say experts

Mild cognitive impairment ‘treatable’ with regular exercise, say experts

The American Academy of Neurology have updated their clinical practice guidelines for the care of people with mild cognitive impairment to recommend that they take regular exercise. Updated guidelines suggest that regular exercise could help to improve ‘cognitive measures’ in people with MCI. The guidelines were updated after a systematic review of published scientific evidence […]

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Walk 4,000 steps every day to boost brain function

Walk 4,000 steps every day to boost brain function

Recent research led by the University of California, Los Angeles shows that taking a short walk each day can help to keep the brain healthy, supporting the overall resilience of cognitive functioning. Could a walk in the park help to maintain cognitive health in old age? As we grow older, memory problems can begin to […]