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Category: Drugs and Treatment

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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Care Management Program Is Reducing Need for Anti-anxiety Medication and Visits to the Hospital/Emergency Room
New York, NY, August 2018 – Last year researchers at the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Alzheimer Disease Education and…
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Music May Ease the Anxiety of Alzheimer’s
More good news on the music and Alzheimer’s front. Researchers report that music activates parts of the brain spared by…
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Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug, Intepirdine, Disappoints in Study
Late-stage trials of an experimental drug called intepirdine showed disappointing results in improving memory and thinking skills in people with…
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An Eye Scan for Alzheimer’s?
Researchers are getting closer to developing an eye scan to detect Alzheimer’s disease at its earliest stages, before symptoms become…
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Drug to treat Alzheimer’s is Ranked Highest
Aricept Ranks Highest Among Drugs to Treat Alzheimer’s A new analysis that looked at four drugs currently approved to treat…
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Patients Often Fail to Adhere to Alzheimer’s Drug Schedules
Many people with Alzheimer’s disease who start taking drugs for the condition stop taking them regularly or don’t take the…
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Could Treatments for Diabetes Help Treat Alzheimer’s?
A study shows new ways in which diabetes, a disorder of blood sugar control, may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease.…
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Pharmacists Can Aid in Alzheimer’s Care
Having a pharmacist as part of a health care team can improve care for anyone living with Alzheimer’s or other…
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Two-Drug Combo May Ease the Agitation of Alzheimer’s
Agitation is a common symptom of Alzheimer’s disease, and safe and effective treatments for the condition are lacking. Now, a…
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Are New, More Effective Alzheimer’s Drugs on the Horizon?
New data on two drugs in development, solanezumab and aducanumab, continue to raise hopes that new, more effective, drugs might…
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