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”

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”

Dementia In The Movies

Dementia In The Movies Viggo Mortensen was at his mother’s funeral when he began writing down stories people were telling about her. The award-winning actor’s mother, Grace, died in 2015 due to complications from dementia. Mortensen (Green Book, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Eastern Promises) heard some of the stories before but, at the … Continue reading “Dementia In The Movies”

Predicting Dementia Risk

Predicting Dementia Risk With the older adult population expected to increase over the next two decades, health officials around the globe expect a rise in the number of seniors living with dementia. To help identify people at risk for dementia—and to help them potentially reduce their risk for the cognitive disorder—researchers have created different models … Continue reading “Predicting Dementia Risk”

Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta

Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta Dr. Sanjay Gupta says one of the many fears that his older-adult patients have is developing dementia. Patients of the well-known neurosurgeon become afraid, for instance, when they cannot think of the name of someone they know well or lose their train of thought in the middle of a … Continue reading “Fighting Off Dementia From Sanjay Gupta”

Caregiving: The Emotional Toll

Caregiving: The Emotional Toll Arthur Kleinman spent 10 years caring for his wife, Joan, who was diagnosed with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease when she was 59. Kleinman, a professor of psychiatry and medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School, said he studied illness and caregiving throughout his career; yet, he was not prepared … Continue reading “Caregiving: The Emotional Toll”

Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions

Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions Caring for elderly parents is indeed overwhelming, which is why some adult children ask eldercare experts for advice. Senior consultants, researchers who conduct studies on aging, and other eldercare experts know about the struggles of caring for elderly parents because many are experiencing—or have experienced—the … Continue reading “Struggling To Care For Your Elderly Loved Ones? Expert Opinions”

Problems With Telehealth and Seniors

Problems With Telehealth and Seniors Dan Makevich, a Bay Area, California resident, visits his doctor’s office in person for treatment of diabetes and respiratory problems. When the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hit the country earlier this year, Makevich said his doctor’s office canceled in-person visits and began scheduling appointments on Zoom, a platform for video … Continue reading “Problems With Telehealth and Seniors”