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New Drugs for Alzheimer’s Work in Novel Ways

By: www.ALZinfo.org A new class of drugs called gamma-secretase modulators works to reduce the buildup of toxic proteins in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, giving doctors hope that these medications may offer effective new treatments for the devastating … Continue reading

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

New Alzheimer’s Brain Dye Shows Promise for Early Diagnosis

A novel radioactive dye shows promise in detecting early brain changes in people with Alzheimer’s and could offer a new tool for diagnosing the disease at an early stage, when treatment may be most effective. The compound may also prove … Continue reading

Curing Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

While being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at any age, it is particularly devastating when the disease strikes early in one’s life. Early-onset Alzheimer’s can present itself in people as young as 30 and it is strongly inherited, affecting … Continue reading

Improving The Quality Of Life For Alzheimer’s Patients

Most Alzheimer’s disease patients show some signs of agitation and as Alzheimer’s disease progresses through its later stages, as many as 75% of patients begin to exhibit aggressive or agitative behaviors, which are often treated with potent antipsychotic drugs. While … Continue reading

Beating Back Beta Amyloid

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation funds scientists who continue to be at the forefront of research into the understanding of beta amyloid, a protein that is at the root of Alzheimer’s disease. Beta amyloid forms dense protein deposits … Continue reading