Tag: Alzheimer’s disease treatment

Little Hope Against Neurodegenerative Disease By Sharon Begley, STAT Alzheimer’s disease drug treatments have met failure after failure. Many people have decided that prevention is the only hope. Unfortunately, a U.S. panel of experts claims that prevention might be just as elusive as a cure. From physical activity to avoiding high blood pressure to brain training, […]

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More Than 50 Million People Have Alzheimer’s Disease Neurodegenerative disease is now a global epidemic among many mammals, including humans. Advocates claim that mismanagement and misinformation around the world are fanning the flames and putting millions of people in harm’s way. Anywhere from 50-100 million people around the world are dying of brain disease. Millions […]

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Fisetin Helps Maintain Brain Function In Tests An antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables appears to stop memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease in mice, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered. In experiments on mice that normally develop Alzheimer’s symptoms less than a year after birth, a daily dose of the compound—a flavonol called fisetin—prevented […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Managed Best By Nutrition According to a new report in JAMA, vitamin E can help people cope with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers also found that the treatment reduced burden on caregivers. Both Vitamin E and memantine, an FDA-approved drug, have been shown to slow the rate of progression of moderately severe […]

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Beta Blockers A Possible Treatment For Alzheimer’s Disease Men and women who take drugs to keep high blood pressure in check may be somewhat protected against Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, a new study found. And those who took a type of blood pressure drug called a beta blocker may be particularly protected […]

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Alpha-Lipoic Acid Might Delay Disease Onset Oxidative stress and neuronal energy depletion are characteristic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. It has been hypothesized that, because of this, pro-energetic and antioxidant drugs such as alpha-lipoic acid might delay the onset or slow down the progression of the disease. In one study, alpha-lipoic acid was given daily to nine […]

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