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What works, and what doesn’t, in the battle against Alzheimer’s: A look at new medications and novel therapies undergoing testing and development.

Aiding Alzheimer’s With the Wii Video Game

The Wii video game has proven a popular way for young and old to get a mild workout and enjoy some time with friends and family. It may also be a useful aid for people with Alzheimer’s as well. Continue reading

Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s, But More Testing Is Needed

A popular drug, valproic acid, used to treat the seizures of epilepsy showed early promise in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say. Continue reading

Ginkgo, an Herbal Supplement, Shows No Benefit in Preventing Alzheimer’s

a rigorous new study involving thousands of seniors found that supplements containing ginkgo biloba did nothing to ward off the onset of the memory-robbing ailment, Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

Allergy Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer’s

An antihistamine drug once approved in Russia to treat hay fever improved thinking and memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, experts at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston report. Continue reading

Low Vitamin B12 Levels Linked to a Shrinking Brain

Low levels of vitamin B12 in elderly people may cause the brain to shrink. Continue reading

Combining Alzheimer’s Drugs May Offer Sustained Benefits

A new study shows that combining two kinds of Alzheimer’s drugs may provide the greatest benefits in helping to delay the progression of symptoms. Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Drug PBT2 Shows Promise in Early Testing

Men and women with early Alzheimer’s disease showed modest benefits from PBT2, an experimental drug now in mid-stage testing. Continue reading

Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug Advances to Late-Stage Trials

Bapineuzumab, an experimental Alzheimer’s drug now undergoing testing, showed promise in mid-stage trials in people with early to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading

New Drugs for Alzheimer’s Work in Novel Ways

A new class of drugs called gamma-secretase modulators give doctors hope that these medications may offer effective new treatments for Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

Can an Advil a Day Keep Alzheimer’s Away?

Studies are conflicted on whether anti-inflammatories lower dementia risk. Continue reading