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Alzheimer's

ALZHEIMER'S NEWS

Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows promise - but there are many hurdles still to overcome

December 04, 2022 11:21 am

The trial showed that patients receiving the drug had a 27% slower disease progression than those receiving a placebo after 18 months of treatment.

Alzheimer’s drug may benefit some patients, new data shows

November 30, 2022 12:54 pm

About 6 million people in the United States and roughly 30 million globally have Alzheimer’s, a number expected to double by 2050

Chris Hemsworth says he's at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the future; find out the causes, signs

November 18, 2022 5:30 pm

The Australian actor said it was "pretty shocking" to find out about his DNA makeup

Do multivitamins boost brain health and memory?

November 18, 2022 3:15 pm

Vitamins do have an impact on cognition though not as profound. What is needed is an antioxidant called glutathione, says Professor Pravat Mandal, former director-in-charge of the National Brain Research Centre

Understanding the link between a Mediterranean diet and reduced risk of dementia

October 19, 2022 9:02 pm

Dr Priyanka Rohatgi, chief clinical dietician, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore emphasised that many foods such as processed meats, refined grains, sweets and desserts, excessive alcohol intake, and saturated fatty acids are risk factors for dementia

Can new drugs slow down Alzheimer’s?

October 01, 2022 6:06 am

The researchers have claimed that Lecanemab – the drug that selectively binds and neutralises toxic beta amyloid aggregates – proves the amyloid hypothesis. This theory posits that abnormal accumulation of the beta amyloid in the brain is one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s progression slowed by drug in major trial

September 28, 2022 1:14 pm

The result marks a major milestone for researchers who have been trying in vain for decades to stop the inexorable decline tied to the disease. How much of a difference it will make for patients and families is less clear

World Alzheimer's Day: Expert answers frequently asked questions on this form of dementia

September 21, 2022 12:20 pm

Dr Vinay Goyal, director - Neurology, Institute of Neurosciences, Medanta Hospital, Gurugram said people with dementia or Alzheimer's disease are encouraged to challenge their minds by eating colourful foods, which can help prevent or at least delay dementia

Alzheimer's might not be primarily a brain disease. A new theory suggests it's an autoimmune condition

September 20, 2022 1:20 pm

With millions of people needing an effective treatment, why are researchers still fumbling in this quest for a cure for what is arguably one of the most important diseases confronting humankind?

70-80% of those affected by dementia are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

September 20, 2022 6:44 pm

To raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and remove misconceptions surrounding it, World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on September 21 every year.

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