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Cell November 14, 2008 Full PDF: Click Here Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Research In the November 14, 2008 issue of the journal Cell, researchers at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University report a breakthrough in cellular analysis … Continue reading

Drug Facts: Cognex (tacrine)

Generic name: tacrine Description Available in 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, and 40 mg capsules. Why It’s Prescribed To slow progression of symptoms during the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Because side effects can be severe, however, this drug is … Continue reading

Drug Facts: Aricept (donepezil)

Generic name: donepezil Description Sold as 5 mg (white) and 10 mg (yellow) round tablets. Why It’s Prescribed To ease the symptoms of early Alzheimer’s. Improves, maintains, or slows the decline in thinking skills and overall ability to perform daily … Continue reading

Drug Facts: Exelon (rivastigmine)

Generic name: rivastigmine Description Available as a dermal patch in 4.6 mg/24 hour (9mg total) dose or 9.5 mg/24 hour (18 mg total) dose or as 1.5 mg (yellow), 3 mg (orange), 4.5 mg (red), and 6 mg (orange and … Continue reading

Regular Exercise and Resistance Training Are Good for the Brain

Ongoing physical activity has been linked to a longer life and all kinds of benefits for the body, including less heart disease, fewer falls and broken bones, greater lung function and a trimmer physique. Now, two new studies provide further … Continue reading

People With Alzheimer’s Lose Lean Muscle

Men and women with Alzheimer’s disease often lose muscle mass, and the loss of muscle may be linked to shrinkage of the brain. The findings, which appeared in the Archives of Neurology, a medical journal from the American Medical Association, … Continue reading

CRP Is Linked to Inflammation and Thinking Problems

May 28, 2010 A blood protein commonly associated with heart disease and inflammation is also linked to problems with thinking, a new study found. The findings further strengthen the growing links between heart health and brain health and point to … Continue reading

Feeling Like Your Life Has Purpose May Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Men and women who have a great sense of purpose in their lives appear to be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s in old age… Continue reading

Regular Exercise and Resistance Training Are Good for the Brain

Ongoing physical activity has been linked to a longer life and all kinds of benefits for the body, including less heart disease, fewer falls and broken bones, greater lung function and a trimmer physique… Continue reading

Belly Fat in Middle Age Increases Alzheimer’s Risk

Women who store fat on their waist in their 40s and 50s are more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease in old age than their thin-waisted peers. Continue reading