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Eye Test May Detect Alzheimer's Disease Before Symptoms Appear

Eye health may be a good reflection of a person's brain health. A thorough scan of retinal blood vessels shows whether a person could develop Alzheimer's disease.

Medicine March 13, 2019

New FDA Guidelines Eases Approval For Neurology Drugs Including Treatment for Alzheimer's

The Food and Drug Administration recognized the urgent need for new medical treatments for many neurological disorders. The agency proposed to ease the guidelines for the approval of new drugs for Alzheimer's, epilepsy, migraine, and ALS.

Medicine February 19, 2018

Cholesterol-fighting Statins Lower Alzheimer’s Disease Risk: Study

Statins are effective at lowering cholesterol levels but researchers have also discovered that the drug also holds potential as treatment to lower risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Medicine December 15, 2016

Menstrual Pain Reliever Drug Mefenamic Acid Shows Promise As Alzheimer's Disease Treatment

Mefenamic acid, which is used to relieve menstrual pain, has shown promise as treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Additional studies are still needed to determine the drug's effectiveness and side effects in patients with dementia.

Medicine August 12, 2016

Could Cannabis Fight Against Alzheimer's? Marijuana Ingredient Helps Remove Plaque From Brain Cells

A compound found in marijuana may help remove plaques from brain cells that signify Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The findings may someday lead to treatments for the debilitating brain disorder.

Medicine June 30, 2016

New Alzheimer's Disease Theory: Infections May Trigger Build-Up Of Amyloid Plaques In The Brain

A new study has found that amyloid-beta plaques, which cause Alzheimer's disease, is triggered by an ensuing infection. Researchers theorized that the pathogen passes through the blood-brain barrier.

Neuroscience May 27, 2016

Loss Of Y Chromosome Linked To Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease In Males

Men who lose their Y chromosome as they age are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers believe that LOY testing, when done on the general population, can significantly reduce male mortality rates.

Neuroscience May 25, 2016

Protein Therapy Reverses Symptoms Of Alzheimer's In One Week

A protein therapy was found to reverse Alzheimer's symptoms in mice. Researchers hope they can apply their work to humans plagued with the debilitating condition.

Life April 20, 2016

New Implantable Capsule Releases Antibodies To Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

A promising, new implantable capsule developed by scientists in Switzerland offers hope for the early prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The capsule releases antibodies that clears a certain protein build-up in the brain.

Life March 19, 2016

PET Scans Show Promise As Tool To Detect Early Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease

Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is vital to the treatment of patients. A new study revealed that PET scans may be an effective tool in detecting early signs of the neurodegenerative disease.

Life March 4, 2016

Neurostatins May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease If Taken In Your 30s

Researchers found that neurostatins may help prevent Alzheimer's disease if taken during the 30s. The key is the drug's action during the early stage of the disease, which acts as a preventive strategy.

Life February 13, 2016

Hope For Dementia Cure: Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment Could Be Available In A Decade

Dementia is currently an incurable disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Now, an academic in the United Kingdom said new treatments for dementia, and for Alzheimer's disease in particular, may possibly be available within a decade.

Life January 14, 2016

Blocking Brain Inflammation May Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers found that blocking immune cells in the brain can stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Their findings add to the growing body of evidence that brain inflammation is a hallmark of the disease.

Life January 9, 2016

New Drug Proposal Could Be Revolutionary For Alzheimer's Research, Treatment

Researchers read for trials of a new drug to treat Alzheimer's. Drug known as T-817MA could not only slow but arrest the progress of the disease, they suggest.

Life February 11, 2015

How Alzheimer's disease, cognitive decline can be reversed

Alzheimer's disease has been successfully reversed in a handful of patients for the first time, according to a researcher from the University of California.

Life October 2, 2014

Pomegranates might delay Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Chemical compound found in pomegranates could slow progression of neurological diseases, researchers say. Compound known as punicalagin seen as potential Alzheimer's treatment.

Life August 22, 2014

Too early to conclude whether antidepressant drug Celexa may slow Alzheimer's disease

Researchers find unexpected side effect of common antidepressant that could suggest Alzheimer's treatment. However, they say, research should proceed cautiously.

Life May 15, 2014

KL-VS gene, found in 20 percent of population, may help protect seniors from Alzheimer's

Gene variant associated with longevity may also help prevent age-related cognitive decline, study finds. Findings suggest possible help for Alzheimer's sufferers.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2014

Klotho gene variant not only helps slow aging but also helps old people stay sharp

Klotho gene variant called KL-VS may not only slow aging but it can also potentially make people smarter. The findings may be key to developing a drug that increases klotho levels or mimics the protein's function to aid people in improving their cognitive performance.

Life May 9, 2014

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