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Alzheimer’s Disease

AEDs Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Patients

Apr 15, 2019

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Antiepileptic drug (AED) use may increase the risk for pneumonia in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study recently published in the Jour...

Inflammation Drives Progression of Alzheimer's

Dec 21, 2017

According to a study by scientists of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Bonn now published in the journal Nature, inflammatory mechanisms caused by the bra...

Healthy Mitochondria Could Stop Alzheimer's

Dec 07, 2017

Still without cure, Alzheimer's poses a significant burden on public health systems. Most treatments focus on reducing the formation of amyloid plaques, but these approaches have been inconclusive. As...

New Research Reveals High-Intensity Exercise Boosts Memory

Nov 27, 2017

The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better memory. The findings could have implications ...

Sleep Problems May be Early Sign of Alzheimer's

Jul 12, 2017

Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems, according to a study publ...

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory, Protects Brain Against Alzheimer's

Jul 06, 2017

The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Te...

Penn Study Confirms: Declining Sense of Smell May Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Dec 20, 2016

Tests that measure the sense of smell may soon become common in neurologists’ offices. Scientists have been finding increasing evidence that the sense of smell declines sharply in the early stages o...

Using herpes drugs to slow down Alzheimer's disease could become reality

Dec 14, 2016

The first clinical study to investigate if herpes virus drugs can have an effect on fundamental Alzheimer's disease processes has been launched at Umeå University in Sweden. The research group has pr...

Among antidementia drugs, memantine is associated with the highest risk of pneumonia

Nov 22, 2016

Among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia, new research shows. The use of rivastigmine patches is associated with an increased risk as well, say res...

Ultra-long acting pill releases daily doses of medicine for a month

Nov 17, 2016

Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and their collab...

For women, caffeine could be ally in warding off dementia

Nov 03, 2016

Among a group of older women, self-reported caffeine consumption of more than 261 mg per day was associated with a 36 percent reduction in the risk of incident dementia over 10 years of follow-up. Thi...

Conference Highlights: AAIC 2016

Jul 29, 2016

New research was presented at AAIC 2016, the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, from July 22 to 28 in Toronto. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from th...

Alzheimer’s Could Stem From Infections, New Study Suggests

May 26, 2016

Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection? New research by a team of investigators at Harvard leads to this startling hypothe...

Disability Among the Elderly

Apr 06, 2015

The following depicts the population aged 65 and older by number of disabilities and age, based on data from 2008 to 2012. ...

Linking Vitamin D to Dementia

Aug 14, 2014

Adults who were moderately deficient or severely deficient in vitamin D had a 53% and 125% increased risk of developing dementia, respectively, in the largest study examining the link between low vita...

AAN 2013: Add-On Drug May Improve Memory in Moderate Alzheimer’s

Mar 11, 2013

A new drug may improve memory problems in people with moderate Alzheimer’s disease, according to a phase IIa study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 65th...

Delirium Among Hospitalized AD Patients: The Long-Term Impact

Feb 11, 2013

Recent studies show that patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) who are hospitalized are at increased risk for further cognitive decline, institutionalization, and death in the year following their ...

Managing Delirium Among Elderly Patients in the ED

Jan 15, 2013

National estimates demonstrate that elderly patients are increasingly presenting for care at EDs throughout the United States each year, and by current projections, this trend is expected to increase ...

A New Alzheimer Disease Biomarker?

Jun 19, 2012

Visinin-like protein-1 (VILIP-1) and VILIP-1/ Aβ42—potential cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers of neuronal injury—appear to predict the rate of global cognitive decline similarly to tau and tau/A...

Assessing Medical Decision-Making Capacity

May 08, 2012

Research has shown that many clinicians lack formal training in evaluating medical decision-making capacity. Typically, patients who may lack capacity are evaluated only when decisions to be made are ...