Dangerous Weight Loss Linked to Common Dementia Rx
It's probably not your imagination that Grandma is becoming increasingly fragile over time. And her dementia medication may be partly to blame.
Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Memory problems may be one of the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s not the first sign for everyone. There are several other clues that Alzheimer’s disease may be developing.
Killing Two Ills with One Pill
The dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured, but medication is available to improve the ability to think and remember.
Aricept for Other Types of Dementia?
Aricept is approved for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, but clinical trials are underway to see if it will be helpful for other types of dementia.
Dementia Drug Doing Well
There are few medications currently approved to treat Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A new type of drug shows early promise in clinical trials.
Are Dementia Medications Safe for the Heart?
Medications for treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have been suspected to influence heart function. New research finds that heart function was not affected over four weeks of treatment.
Extending the use of Aricept for Alzheimer’s
Aricept ( donepezil ) is currently approved for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease and is commonly taken by people in early stages of the disease. New research extends the use of the drug for people in moderate to severe stages of the disease.
Alzheimer’s Drug Phase 3 Results Not Good
Medivation , Inc. and Pfizer Inc. announced results from the CONCERT trial, which is a Phase 3 trial that evaluated Dimebon ( latrepirdine ) when added to ongoing treatment with donepezil HCL tablets in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
The Right Dose of Speech Therapy
Alzheimer's patients want to feel assured that their medication regimen is protecting them not only from memory loss but from the loss of other functions such as speech. Research finds that medication dosing may be key to preserving language abilities.