Expert reviewed Alzheimer’s and Dementia News

Month: July 2007

Skin Patch Approved for Treatment of Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s
A skin patch that delivers small, continuous doses of the Alzheimer's drug Exelon throughout the day was approved for sale in the United States earlier this month.
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A Dash of Spice to Fight Alzheimer’s
Turmeric, the main ingredient in curry spice, may contain an immune-boosting substance that helps protect the brain against Alzheimer's, researchers report.
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Aricept Eases Symptoms of Severe Alzheimer’s Disease
Aricept, a drug commonly used to treat mild to moderate Alzheimer's, showed modest benefits for people with severe disease.
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Memory Problems Often Lead to Restless Nights
Older women who have memory problems are more likely than those with intact memories to have problems falling asleep and staying asleep, a new study reports.
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Fish Oil May Ease Agitation and Depression of Alzheimer’s
Omega-3 fatty acids, the "good" fats found in salmon and other fatty fish, may ease agitation and depression in some people with Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
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Poor Scent Detection May Signal Early Alzheimer’s
An inability to detect common odors may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
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