Alzheimer’s News

New Drug Trial Seeks to Stop Alzheimer’s Before It Starts

Hackensack, NJ, May 21, 2012 — The New York Times recently reported (May 15, 2012) that the federal government has just approved a groundbreaking clinical trial that could lead to treatments that prevent Alzheimer’s.  In this trial, people who are genetically guaranteed to develop the disease — but who do not yet have any […]

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STUDY SHOWS MAKING MUSIC ALSO ELEVATES MOOD AND MEMORY FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS

April 17, 2012 — William Kang, a third-year medical student at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, conducted a study with a small group (15) of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) patients who had never played the violin before and the results are music to the ears of Alzheimer’s patients, their families, and caregivers.  The […]

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The Global Impact Of Alzheimer’s

April 4, 2012 — Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) takes a huge toll on the people who have it, and on their loved ones.  This is not new news.  But the impact it has now, and will have as Baby Boomers reach senior status swelling the number of AD patients, is truly staggering and many Americans […]

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NEW DRUG (EPOTHILONE D) SLOWS ALZHEIMER’S IN MICE

March 15, 2012 — A recent study shows that a new drug, called epothilone D (EpoD) is preventing neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Investigators from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania administered EpoD to aged mice that had memory deficits and inclusions within […]

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ELECTRONIC BRAIN STIMULATION COULD BE THE ANSWER TO ALZHEIMER’S

March 13, 2012 — Canadian Television recently released a report about a study conducted by doctors from the Krembil Neuroscience Centre at Toronto Western Hospital using deep brain stimulation (DBS) to stop, and possibly reverse, Alzheimer’s Disease. The initial test group of six Alzheimer’s patients had two electrodes placed in the part of […]

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TARGRETIN SHOWN TO REVERSE ALZHEIMER’S IN MICE

February 12, 2012 — Alzheimer’s study findings from researchers at Case Western Reserve University show that a drug called bexarotene (brand name Targretin), indicated to treat a rare cancer of the immune system that manifests in the skin and liver, has reversed Alzheimer’s Disease in mice.  This finding raises hope that it may have the same effect in humans.

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STUDIES SUGGEST THAT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE SPREADS LIKE AN INFECTION

February 1, 2012 — The decades-long debate on how Alzheimer’s Disease progresses may finally be resolved with the recent release of two breakthrough studies in Alzheimer’s research and treatment.

These independent studies in mice (conducted by researchers from Columbia and Harvard) suggest that Alzheimer’s disease seems to spread like an infection from brain cell […]

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