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Among antidementia drugs, memantine is associated with the highest risk of pneumonia
Source: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses News From Medical News Today [2016.11.24]
A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that among users of antidementia drugs, persons using memantine have the highest risk of pneumonia.

Medical News Today: Bone loss may be linked to Alzheimer's disease
Source: Featured Health 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.

Bone loss may be linked to Alzheimer's disease
Source: Biology / Biochemistry 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.

Alzheimer's disease: New analyses from Phase 3 studies showing clinical benefit of Tramiprosate
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2016.10.27]
Results published in The Journal of the Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease (JPAD) describe analyses of Phase 3 data for the investigational amyloid-targeted drug, tramiprosate, in patients with Mild...

Can traditional Chinese medicine offer treatments for dementia and Alzheimer's disease?
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.09.21]
A new study of classical Chinese medical texts identifies references to age-related memory impairment similar to modern-day Alzheimer's disease, and to several plant-based ingredients used...

Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Aging Brains
Source: MedicineNet Amyloidosis 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

FDA Approves Combo Pill for Alzheimer's Disease
Source: MedicineNet memantine Specialty [2014.12.29]
Title: FDA Approves Combo Pill for Alzheimer's Disease
Category: Health News
Created: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/29/2014 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.

Saliva Test for Alzheimer's?
Source: Medscape NeurologyHeadlines [2016.12.01]
Canadian researchers have developed a saliva test for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, which they say may also be used to identify those at high risk for the condition.
Medscape Medical News

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: Biology / Biochemistry 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.

Occupational therapy fails to aid functioning in Alzheimer's patients
Source: Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today [2016.11.22]
New research questions the benefits of occupational therapy for patients with Alzheimer's disease, particularly for slowing down functional decline.

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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