Alzheimer's Disease

Biogen Could Score A Major Win If Alzheimer's Drug Gets The Green Light

Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) had investors more than a little concerned in 2019. The company's efforts to win approval for its highly anticipated Alzheimer's medication, aducanumab, were met by ongoing regulatory snags, forcing the company to terminate and...
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Widowhood Accelerates Cognitive Decline Among Those At Risk For Alzheimer’s Disease

The death of a spouse often means the loss of intimacy, companionship and everyday support for older adults. A new study finds that widowhood can have another profound effect: It may accelerate cognitive decline. Investigators from Brigham and...
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Deprescribing Alzheimer's Drugs: The Crowdsourced Opinion

The family wants to simplify an elderly man's medication regimen, but is it the right time to discontinue his Alzheimer's disease treatments? Medscape Family Medicine

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Blacks Are At Higher Risk For Alzheimer’s, But Why?

Blacks are at higher risk for several health conditions in the U.S. This is true for heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes and stroke, which are often chronic diseases. And it is also for Alzheimer’s disease, in which blacks have two times...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Barbara 'b.' Smith, Model Turned Lifestyle Guru, Dead At 70

Barbara “B.” Smith, one of the nation’s top black models who went on to open restaurants, launch a successful home products line and write cookbooks, has died at her Long Island home at age 70 after battling early onset Alzheimer’s...

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Op-ed: My Friend Has Dementia And Wants To End Her Life. California's Assisted-suicide Law Excludes...

Those with cancer can choose death with dignity in California. Alzheimer's patients can't.
Related topics: Dementia, Cancer, Oncology

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Alzheimer Disease Gene Mapping Project Proposed In New York State

FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- A proposed project to map the genes of 1 million people in New York living with or at risk for Alzheimer disease was announced Friday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He said the five years of data collected by the Curing Alzheimer's...
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Brain Cells Protect Muscles From Wasting Away

While many of us worry about proteins aggregating in our brains as we age and potentially causing Alzheimer's disease or other types of neurodegeneration, we may not realize that some of the same proteins are aggregating in our muscles, setting us...
Related topics: Proteins

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Neighborhood Features And One's Genetic Makeup Interact To Affect Cognitive Function

Few studies have examined how the neighborhood's physical environment relates to cognition in older adults. Researchers categorized 4,716 individuals by apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype -- a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) to...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Health Highlights: Feb. 21, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Alzheimer's Gene Mapping Project Proposed in New York State A proposed project to map the genes of 1 million people in New York living with or...
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Md Anderson Announces Strategic Collaboration With Denali Therapeutics To Research And Develop...

MD Anderson announces a strategic research collaboration with Denali Therapeutics to develop new targeted therapies for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
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Stalked By The Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Testing for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.
Related topics: Dementia

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As Prices Rise For Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Meds, Patients Go Without

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Rising drug costs are hampering the care of patients with debilitating neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, a new study finds. Patients are less likely to fill necessary prescriptions as...
Related topics: Parkinson's, Medical Research

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Neighborhood Features And One's Genetic Makeup Interact To Affect Cognitive Function

Few studies have examined how the neighborhood's physical environment relates to cognition in older adults. Researchers categorized 4,716 individuals by apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype - a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) to...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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The Latest Weapon In The Fight Against Alzheimer’s? Flickering Lights

Alzheimer's is an incurable neurological disease that affects millions. Could pulsed light help treat it?

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One Drug, Many Diseases

It seems too good to be true: a single drug that could treat humanity's worst afflictions, including atherosclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and arthritis. All of these diseases have one thing in common—they involve an inflammatory...
Related topics: Atherosclerosis, Cancer, Oncology, Parkinson's, Arthritis, Proteins

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Neighborhood Features And One's Genetic Makeup Interact To Affect Cognitive Function

Few studies have examined how the neighborhood's physical environment relates to cognition in older adults. Researchers categorized 4,716 individuals by apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype - a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) to...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Op-ed: We Don't Know Enough About Latinos And Alzheimer's, And That's A Huge Problem

Latinos have a high risk for dementia-related disorders, but we still know too little about brain aging in this diverse population.
Related topics: Dementia

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Fruit Flies Have A Radical Strategy For Dealing With Free Radicals

Oxidative stress affects all living organisms, and the damage it causes is believed to play a part in cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and a number of other health conditions. Some animals have developed remarkable, even radical strategies for...
Related topics: Stress, Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes

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With $3 Million Nih Grant Renewal, Mariana Figueiro Pushes The Frontiers Of Light Therapy

With the support of a recent $3 million grant renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Mariana Figueiro is perfecting a treatment she developed for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias that helps to regulate sleep...

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