Cautious Optimism for New Brain Drugs
When scientists discover a new type of drug that "promises" to become a "wonder" drug for all sorts of maladies, caution is a better route than joy and hope.
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 and a Sense of Self
A sense of self, or self-concept, comes from involvement in family, work and community. Dementia patients may have higher quality of life when self-concept is maintained.
Memory Loss: When Should you Report it?
Some changes in memory are expected as we age, but when should memory changes be assessed by a doctor? The answer may be that you know your mind the best.
Risks Related to Mild Memory Problems
Even when there is not a cure for a condition, detecting it early can help individuals plan, receive early treatment and improve their long-term quality of life.
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.
Too Many Carbs Bad for the Brain
A balanced diet has many benefits, but replacing fats with carbs may increase risk of dementia.
Keeping Dementia Patients Safe at Home
People with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) often have better quality of life when they continue living at home, but staying at home can be a challenge for both the patient and caregiver.
New Risk Factor for Dementia Discovered
Looking for biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may lead scientists to new treatments. Biomarkers are proteins found in the body that are linked to AD.
A Timeline for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Recent research found that changes in the brain and body may begin years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s di sease (AD) begin.