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The drugs Donepezil ( Aricept ), Rivastigmine ( Exelon ), Galantamine ( Remynil ), and Memantine ( Ebixa ) should no longer be prescribed on the National Health Service ( NHS ) to treat Alzheimer's di ...


Researchers from the MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders ( MIND ) in Charlestown have identified a gene variant that may increase the risk of late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Muta ...


In a study of people with mild cognitive impairment ( MCI ), those who took the drug Donepezil were at reduced risk of progressing to a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) during the first year of ...


Subjects who do not have psychiatric disorders but score very high on a personality test pessimism or depression scale have a 30 percent increased risk of developing dementia several decades later. T ...


Nerve growth factor ( NGF ) gene therapy may slow the rate of cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and increase metabolic activity in the brain. Cholinergic neuron loss is a car ...


Treatment with Atorvastatin ( Lipitor ), a cholesterol-lowering drug, may be of some clinical benefit on measures of cognitive and psychiatric symptoms in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer dise ...


Physical activity seems to inhibit Alzheimer's-like brain changes in mice. The research demonstrated that long-term physical activity enhanced the learning ability of mice and decreased the level ...


Some patients with Alzheimer’'s disease have an immune system defect making it difficult to clean away amyloid-beta waste products in the brain. This may lead to over-saturation of the brain with ...


By studying animals, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that the antibiotic Minocycline ( Minocin ) might help alleviate HIV's negative effects on the brain and central nervous system, problems ...


Researchers discovered three molecules that appear to inhibit a key perpetrator of Alzheimer's disease. Each of the three molecules protects the protein called tau, which becomes hopelessly tangled in ...


Researchers from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center found that plaques and tangles in the brain, the changes seen in people with Alzheimer's disease ( AD ), are more likely to be expressed as dementi ...


Researchers at the Purdue University may have isolated the substance most responsible for the tissue damage that follows initial spinal cord injury, a discovery that could also improve treatments for ...


Young drug abusers are up to three times more likely to suffer brain damage than those who don't use drugs. The brains of 34 intravenous drug abusers, who had mainly used heroin and methadone, were ...


A research conducted by Gordon Wilcock of the University of Bristol, with colleagues in the UK and Canada, could result in one of the most exciting advances in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, if ...


A study, led by University of Washington in Seattle, found the use of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, also known as statins, was not associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease or other types ...