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Category: Drugs and Treatment

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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Nasal Spray Shows Promise as Alzheimer’s Treatment
A spray of insulin delivered deep into the nose improved memory and thinking skills in those with early Alzheimer’s disease.…
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Inflammation Holds Clues to Alzheimer’s Progression, and Possible Treatment
Researchers are discovering new ways in which inflammation and the immune system influence the progression of Alzheimer’s, offering new hope…
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Common Allergy and Sleep Drugs Tied to Higher Alzheimer’s Risk
Some drugs commonly used to treat hay fever, insomnia and depression have been linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s…
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Promising Drug, Gantenerumab, Fails to Prevent Alzheimer’s Onset
A promising investigational drug called gantenerumab failed to stem the slide into Alzheimer’s for people at high risk of developing…
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Blood Test Offers Hope for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
A novel blood test offers hope for diagnosing Alzheimer’s at its earliest stages, up to 10 years before symptoms like…
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Brain ‘Pacemaker’ Is Being Tested for Alzheimer’s Disease
Surgeons are testing a procedure called deep brain stimulation for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The technique,…
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In Advanced Alzheimer’s, Too Many Medications
More than half of nursing home residents with advanced Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are taking at least…
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Rare Case Offers Hope for New Alzheimer’s Therapies
For about 20 years, the gene known as APOE has been recognized as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. People…
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Pills for Anxiety and Sleep Linked to Alzheimer’s
Long-term use of benzodiazepine medications, widely used to ease anxiety and promote sleep, is tied to an increased risk of…
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Antidepressant Shows Benefits, and Risks, for Agitation of Alzheimer’s
Agitation is a common problem in people in the more advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but there are few effective…
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Six Medical Tests and Treatments That People With Alzheimer’s May Not Need
Doctors who specialize in treating elderly patients have compiled a list of common medical practices that consumers should talk to…
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Petri Dish Breakthrough May Hasten Search for Treatments and a Cure
A team of Boston scientists have discovered a way to grow human brain cells in a petri dish, which will
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New Drug Shows Mixed Results Against Early Alzheimer’s
A new drug designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease showed mixed results in a mid-stage study designed to test safety and…
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B Vitamins Fail to Prevent Alzheimer’s
Many people take B vitamins in the hopes of warding off Alzheimer’s disease and keeping the mind sharp. But a…
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Second Brain Imaging Drug Approved for Alzheimer’s Diagnosis
The Food and Drug Administration approved a new brain imaging drug for use in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, the…
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Solanezumab to Be Tested in Large Trial for Early Alzheimer’s
The drug maker Eli Lilly is proceeding with trials of an experimental drug called solanezumab to treat early Alzheimer’s, despite…
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Alzheimer’s Drugs May Have Heart Benefits
Medications commonly used to treat Alzheimer’s disease may have another benefit: they may reduce the risk of having a heart…
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Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer’s Protein
Identifying a cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a major challenge. Few drugs are currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Alzheimer’s patients...
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