Tag Archives: clinical trials

Hitting the Target

Hitting the Target: Researchers Take Aim to Find a Drug Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease. The latest clinical studies investigate different paths to a cure. By Kevin Gault There is no drug that can cure Alzheimer’s disease, but there are reasons … Continue reading

PET Scan Marker May Promise Hope for Earlier Alzheimer’s Detection

By Kelli Rush The results of a Phase II study may offer hope for earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, presented in April at the 2010 American Academy of Neurology conference in Toronto, focused on a compound called Flutemetamol … Continue reading

Is an Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment at Hand?: An Expert Speaks

By: www.ALZinfo.org About $1 billion is spent each year on medicines like Aricept, Razadyne, Exelon, and Namenda. These drugs are used primarily to ease symptoms of cognitive loss. In general, improvements are modest. Current medications for Alzheimer’s may slow mental … Continue reading

In Search of an Alzheimer’s Cure

By Toby Bilanow With over 5.3 million Americans currently suffering from Alzheimer’s, an effective treatment is needed more than ever. In Search of an Alzheimer’s Cure A cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a holy grail for a growing number of … Continue reading

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

New Alzheimer’s Brain Dye Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis

A novel radioactive dye shows promise in detecting early brain changes in people with Alzheimer’s and could offer a new tool for diagnosing the disease at an early stage, when treatment may be most effective. The compound may also prove … Continue reading

Is a Clinical Trial Right For You or Your Loved One?

Among the many decisions you will face as a patient (or caregiver) dealing with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may be whether or not to participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials help scientists understand how AD affects the brain and facilitate … Continue reading

Useful Definitions

Here are definitions for some common terms used in clinical trials. Placebo: A placebo (sometimes called a “sugar pill”) is an inactive pill, liquid, or powder that has no treatment value. In clinical trials, experimental treatments are often compared with … Continue reading

New Study to Examine Effects of Namenda and Caregiving for Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s who qualify for the trial will receive Namenda at no charge. Continue reading

Is It Okay to Sign Up a Loved One with Alzheimer’s for a Research Study?

Study sheds new light on informed consent and clinical trials. Continue reading