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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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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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