Tag: Alzheimers

Therapy Reverses Alzheimer’s Brain Plaque Buildup — in Mice

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Brain plaques believed to contribute to Alzheimer’s disease melt away in mice when robbed of a key enzyme, researchers report. And the rodents’ intellectual function actually improved as their amyloid plaques dissolved from lack of beta-secretase (BACE1), an enzyme critical in the formation of […]

There’s Still No Proven Way to Prevent Alzheimer’s

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Medical science has failed to prove that any treatment, therapy or brain exercise can help prevent dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, an extensive new review has concluded. No medications, over-the-counter remedies or brain training programs have been proven in solid clinical trials to ward […]

Poor Trial Results for Another Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

An experimental Alzheimer’s drug that previously showed promise yielded disappointing results in three clinical trials. The drug idalopirdine did not help people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease in the trials, which included 2,525 patients in 34 countries, the Los Angeles Times reported. The findings were reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical […]

Brain ‘Pacemaker’ Might Help Slow Alzheimer’s

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Stimulating the brain with an implantable device may be safe — and possibly helpful — for some people with Alzheimer’s disease, a small pilot study suggests. In what researchers described as a “proof of concept” treatment, three Alzheimer’s patients had deep brain stimulation (DBS) […]

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