Seniors and COVID-Social Isolation Of Elderly

Seniors and COVID-Social Isolation Of Elderly When dining rooms reopened at senior living communities operated by Laurence Gerber, residents were hesitant to meet in groups again. After all, the seniors had been in social isolation since the COVID-19 outbreak began in early 2020. Seniors were the hardest hit during the pandemic and health officials advised … Continue reading “Seniors and COVID-Social Isolation Of Elderly”

FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug

FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug A new drug designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Alzheimer’s Association called the approval a “victory for people living with Alzheimer’s and their families.” But, not everyone agreed with the FDA’s decision … Continue reading “FDA Approves Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug”

Latest on Alzheimer Drugs

Latest on Alzheimer Drugs A Berwyn, Pennsylvania biopharmaceutical firm plans to add a new drug to fight against Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Annovis Bio recently announced positive results from clinical testing ANVS401, the company’s lead experimental drug. After releasing Phase 2 study data in late May, the firm’s stock surged 127 percent at $60 … Continue reading “Latest on Alzheimer Drugs”

Parkinson’s Disease Rates Exploding

Parkinson’s Disease Rates Exploding Growing evidence suggests that a chemical widely used in industrial degreasing, dry cleaning products, shoe polish, and paint removers may be contributing to an increase in the number of Parkinson’s disease cases. The chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) is usually found where hazardous waste has been dumped and left out in the open … Continue reading “Parkinson’s Disease Rates Exploding”

The Latest on Fighting Alzheimer’s

The Latest on Fighting Alzheimer’s A recent study suggests that a better understanding of the role microglia cells play in Alzheimer’s disease may offer new targets to go after in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Microglia, considered the immune cells of the brain, are responsible for clearing the brain of cellular debris and waste, such as … Continue reading “The Latest on Fighting Alzheimer’s”

Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age

Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age Dr. Gary Small’s patient, Sharon, was afraid that she was developing Alzheimer’s disease, a condition her grandmother had when she was 79. The 46-year-old single mother of three teenagers was working full time and had been forgetting things, missing appointments, and finding it hard to focus … Continue reading “Staying Sharp Keeping Sharp, Brain Health As You Age”