People who have Alzheimer’s disease typically go through distinct phases in which symptoms gradually worsen. However, not everyone will go through all of the Alzheimer’s stages, nor progress through them at the same rate. For example, recent research has provided some evidence that in Alzheimer’s disease, the signs of dementia
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Promising New Alzheimer’s Drug in Development
In a phase 2 clinical trial, an investigational drug, BAN2401 (Eisai, Japan; and Biogen, United States), administered at a dosage of 10 mg/kg biweekly significantly slowed the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and reduced the amount of accumulated beta-amyloid, a protein that forms plaques in the
A new Physicians Committee special report outlines 7 guidelines for Alzheimer’s dementia prevention that can cut your risk in half or more! These prevention strategies are doable and effective if you get started now!
Raise your glass and toast to the health benefits of red wine! Strong scientific research now confirms you can lower your risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression, and dementia by drinking a glass daily.
All magnesium supplements are not the same. A study shows a specific form of magnesium improves memory in mice with advanced stage Alzheimer’s. Discover the best magnesium supplement to help improve memory.
A recent study adds to evidence that people with specific personality characteristics may be more vulnerable to developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). But interventions designed to change these traits may help lower AD risk.
“Much earlier research on risk factors for AD concentrated on issues such as physical health, educational background, and genetics,”
Lower Homocysteine to Protect Your Mental Acuity
High blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which generally increase with age, have been linked with many negative health effects, including poor memory and cognition, and greater risk for dementia. Research suggests that over time, elevated homocysteine may disturb normal brain processes, lead
Ask the Doctor: Resources for AD Caregivers
Q. I enjoyed the article on Alzheimer’s caregiving in the November issue. Do you have any suggestions for agencies that provide resources for caregivers?
A. A number of agencies provide resources for Alzheimer’s caretakers. These include:
Eldercare Locator, a service of the Administration on Aging that