News related to Namenda (Memantine) and/or conditions it is approved for
Focused Ultrasound Trialed for Alzheimer's Disease
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2017.03.24]
(MedPage Today) -- Aim is to modulate blood-brain barrier to make anti-amyloid drugs more effective
Alzheimer's disease: Music, meditation may improve early cognitive decline
Source: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy News From Medical News Today [2017.01.26]
A West Virginia research team have found that using meditation or music listening programs may have benefits for people with preclinical cognitive decline.
Benzodiazepines and related drugs increase stroke risk among persons with Alzheimer's disease
Source: Stroke 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...
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
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
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
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
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
Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline
Source: Diabetes News From Medical News Today [2017.03.23]
A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid...
People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia
Source: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia News From Medical News Today [2017.02.23]
New research finds people who consistently sleep more than 9 hours per night are at a significantly higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2017.02.22]
Smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes were all dementia risks, with diabetes in middle age raising the risk almost as much as a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease.
Is it depression or dementia? Brain SPECT imaging helps distinguish them
Source: Depression News From Medical News Today [2017.02.17]
Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Postmenopausal hormone therapy exceeding ten years may protect from dementia
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2017.02.17]
Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study carried out at the University of Eastern...
A fifth of dementia cases may be caused by air pollution, study suggests
Source: Water - Air Quality / Agriculture News From Medical News Today [2017.02.01]
New research suggests that high exposure to fine particulate air pollution may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Scientists stop and reverse Alzheimer's-related brain damage in mice
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2017.01.26]
Scientists have found a molecule that restores normal levels of a protein responsible for Alzheimer's disease; tests were performed on mice and monkeys.
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.
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...