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Category: Drugs and Treatment

5 Things to Know About the New Alzheimer’s Drug, Leqembi 
On  January 6th, the Food and Drug Administration approved, via the Accelerated Approval pathway, a new treatment for Alzheimer’s…
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This Powerhouse Berry Boosts Brain Power
Experts often advise a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables for optimal brain health. Now a new study suggests…
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Does Talk Therapy Have An Impact on Alzheimer’s?
Depression is common in people with Alzheimer’s disease, and people with the condition are often prescribed antidepressants and other behavior-modifying…
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Old Drug May Offer New Tricks for Alzheimer’s Disease
A drug that has been used for decades to treat fluid buildup in the body showed promise in preventing Alzheimer’s…
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Stimulant Drug May Reduce Apathy in People With Alzheimer’s Disease
The drug methylphenidate, a stimulant also known as Ritalin, may reduce apathy in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The benefits were…
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Drugmaker Eli Lilly to Seek Approval for New Alzheimer’s Drug, Donanemab
The drugmaker Eli Lilly announced that it will seek fast approval from the Food and Drug Administration for a new…
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Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm
What You Need to Know About the New Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm
In June, the Food and Drug Administration approved the new drug Aduhelm for people with Alzheimer’s disease. It was the…
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FDA Approves First New Alzheimer’s Drug in 18 Years
The Food and Drug Administration approved the first new Alzheimer’s drug in nearly two decades. The drug, called aducanumab, will…
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Experimental Drug, Donanemab, Shows Promise in Slowing Alzheimer’s
An experimental drug called donanemab showed promise in slowing the decline of Alzheimer’s disease in a medium-size clinical trial. People…
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New Drug, Aducanumab, Fails to Advance in Expert Review
A panel of medical experts recommended strongly against approval for a new drug for Alzheimer’s disease that is up for…
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Three Fourths of Alzheimer’s Patients Are on Risky Medications
Nearly three quarters of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are on medications that were not specifically…
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A Reminder to Keep Taking Your Blood Pressure Medications
Many people have been putting off doctor visits or prescription refills because of fears about visiting the doctor’s office or…
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Take Your Blood Pressure Meds. It May Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Risk.
Here’s another reason to take your blood pressure medications: Keeping your blood pressure in check in middle age may reduce…
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Drug Company to Pursue Approval of Aducanumab, New Drug for Alzheimer’s
The drug company Biogen is seeking approval for an experimental drug called aducanumab for treating people in the early stages…
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Drugs May Not Be the Best Choice for Easing the Agitation of Alzheimer’s
Massage, touch therapy, exercise, music therapy and other non-drug treatments can be an effective way to reduce aggression and agitation…
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Alzheimer’s Drug May Lead to Life-Threatening Muscle Disease
Many people with Alzheimer’s disease take the drug donepezil (brand name Aricept) to help ease symptoms for a time. But…
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Opiods Pain Killers Risk Alzheimer's
Opioid Painkillers Increase Pneumonia Risk in People With Alzheimer’s Disease
People with Alzheimer’s disease who are treated with opioid painkillers are at increased risk of developing pneumonia. The risk was…
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Drug Companies Halt Trials of Aducanumab for Alzheimer’s Disease
The drug makers Biogen and Eisai have decided to abandon late-stage testing of a promising new drug for Alzheimer’s disease,…
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Diabetes Treatments May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s Disease
People with Type 2 diabetes should be treated promptly for their disease, which will not only help to manage their…
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Mushrooms Help Memory
Can Mushrooms Help Your Memory?
Eating mushrooms may be good for your brain. A study found that older men and women who ate mushrooms as…
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Buyer Beware: Dietary Supplement’s Won’t Cure Alzheimer’s Disease
The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on makers of dietary supplements that claim to cure Alzheimer’s disease and…
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Experimental Drug, Fails to Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients
In a rigorous late-stage trial, an experimental drug called verubecestat failed to improve memory and thinking skills or slow the…
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New Drug Shows Promise for Alzheimer’s
A new drug showed promise in both reducing the plaques that build up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s…
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Pain Relievers Present Special Hazards in People With Alzheimer’s Disease
People with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia were especially likely to suffer from harmful side effects from commonly…
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