Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Will Alzheimer’s disease researchers miss seeing the forest from the trees?

The National Institute of Aging (NIA) just announced $ 73 million over five years to fund two new research centers. “The Alzheimer Centers for the Discovery of New Medicines are designed to diversify and reinvigorate the Alzheimer’s disease drug development pipeline,” says the NIA online. The AlzForum.org has more details, quoting researchers saying they will… Read More »

Model Predicts Cognitive Decline Due to Alzheimer’s Up to Two Years Out

Researchers hope the system can zero in on the right patients to enroll in clinical trials, to speed discovery of drug treatments. By Rob Matheson A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline due to the disease, by predicting their cognition… Read More »

Transcranial Electromagnetic Treatment Halts, Reverses Alzheimer’s

August 12th, 2019 Medgadget Editors Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Rehab A new medical device is showing that it may be possible to improve and even reverse cognitive decline in those with Alzheimer’s disease, all without drugs and with little noticeable side effects. The MemorEM system from NeuroEM Therapeutics, a company based in Phoenix, Arizona, delivers transcranial… Read More »

Research highlights importance of good sleep for prevention of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a severe and lethal form of dementia, affects over 5 million Americans per year,1 approximately 200,000 of which are under the age of 65. By 2050, prevalence is expected to jump to 16 million, and in the next 20 years it is projected that Alzheimer’s will affect 1 in 4 Americans, rivaling the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s blood test almost ‘usable in routine clinical care’

New research shows that a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease accurately detected levels of beta-amyloid protein in all stages of the condition, approaching “a level of accuracy that is usable in routine clinical care around the world.” Doctors could soon use a simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s. The brain changes that lead to the… Read More »