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Alzheimer's Disease and Amyloid: Time to Move On?
Source: Medscape Pathology & Lab Medicine Headlines [2017.01.19]
2016 ended with the failure of yet another antiamyloid agent, but ongoing late-phase trials continue to target amyloid despite increasing pressure to look at other therapeutic targets.
Medscape Medical News

Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer's disease
Source: Psychology / Psychiatry News From Medical News Today [2017.01.16]
The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer's disease, shows a recent study from the University...

What are the Stages of Alzheimer's Disease?
Source: Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today [2017.01.11]
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top causes of death in the U.S., but how quickly can it progress and what is the outlook for people who are diagnosed?

Targeted preventive measures for hip fracture are needed for persons with Alzheimer's disease
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2016.12.07]
The hip fracture risk factors are generally similar among those with and without Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Bone loss may be linked to Alzheimer's disease
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2016.12.02]
A study in a mouse model of Alzheimer's finds a potential link between early bone loss and degeneration in an area of the brain that makes serotonin.

Benzodiazepine and related drug use increases hip fractures in persons with Alzheimer's disease
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2016.11.25]
The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Alzheimer's disease proteins could be at fault for leading cause of vision loss among older people
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2016.11.22]
Research from the University of Southampton gives new insight into possible causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people aged 50 and older.

Alzheimer's disease: New imaging compound may improve earlier diagnosis
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.11.03]
New compound that better identifies amyloid clumps could be used in PET scans to detect early brain changes and track treatment in Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Aging Brains
Source: MedicineNet Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Specialty [2016.08.01]
Title: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Aging Brains
Category: Slideshows
Created: 12/3/2009 10:07:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms & Early Diagnosis
Source: MedicineNet memantine Specialty [2016.07.27]
Title: Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms & Early Diagnosis
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's Disease
Source: MedicineNet memantine Specialty [2016.05.16]
Title: Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's Disease
Category: Slideshows
Created: 2/16/2010 2:51:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/16/2016 12:00:00 AM

7 Alzheimer's Disease Stages and Symptoms
Source: MedicineNet Advance Medical Directives Specialty [2016.05.12]
Title: 7 Alzheimer's Disease Stages and Symptoms
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Alzheimer's Disease
Source: MedicineNet Advance Medical Directives Specialty [2015.09.17]
Title: Alzheimer's Disease
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 8/26/2008 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

ARICEPT (Donepezil) effective for severe Alzheimer's disease
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Neurology
Donepezil reverses some aspects of cognitive deterioration seen in severe Alzheimer's disease.

Concussion linked to brain changes in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's
Source: Sports Medicine / Fitness News From Medical News Today [2017.01.13]
A new study links mild traumatic brain injury to greater neurodegeneration and memory decline in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2017.01.12]
Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.

Could a chicory compound reduce Alzheimer's-related memory loss?
Source: Nutrition / Diet News From Medical News Today [2017.01.11]
Researchers suggest that a compound called chicoric acid - found in chicory - has the potential to reduce memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.

Could statins reduce the risk of Alzheimer's?
Source: Statins News From Medical News Today [2016.12.28]
An observational study has uncovered a link between high use of the cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, and lower risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Smell test for Alzheimer's diagnosis steps closer
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat News From Medical News Today [2016.12.26]
Researchers reveal how a smell test significantly boosted the accuracy of diagnosis for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

Eli Lilly Alzheimer's drug fails to show benefits in final stage clinical trial
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2016.11.24]
Eli Lilly and Company has announced that their drug solanezumab has failed to meet its primary endpoint of slowing cognitive decline in people with mild Alzheimer's disease.

Macular degeneration: Study sheds light on Alzheimer's proteins in retina
Source: Eye Health / Blindness News From Medical News Today [2016.11.23]
Study reveals new insights into the molecular mechanisms of beta-amyloid buildup - a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease - in the retina of people with AMD.

Sense of smell may predict Alzheimer's risk
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat News From Medical News Today [2016.11.15]
Using four tests to assess older adults' sense of smell, researchers were able to predict which individuals were at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer-type brain pathology after transplantation of dura mater
Source: CJD / vCJD / Mad Cow Disease News From Medical News Today [2016.01.27]
Up to now Alzheimer's disease has not been recognised as transmissible. Now researchers at the University of Zurich and the Medical University Vienna demonstrated Alzheimer-type pathology in brains...

Alzheimer's may be a collection of diseases that should be treated separately
Source: CJD / vCJD / Mad Cow Disease News From Medical News Today [2015.11.05]
It is essential to carefully characterize and classify the mechanisms that underlie Alzheimer's disease, in order to allow for the development of novel therapies that can be prescribed according to...

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