WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Memory loss is the most common symptom associated with Alzheimer’s disease — the terrifying prospect of slowly forgetting yourself and everything around you. But people who exhibit memory loss early on in their dementia actually have a slower rate of decline than thoseContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Six minutes of high-intensity exercise might prolong the lifespan of a healthy brain, perhaps delaying the start of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, a new, small study suggests. Researchers found that short but intense cycling increased the production of a protein called brain-derived neurotrophicContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a second Alzheimer’s drug, lecanemab, despite reports of rare brain bleeds linked to use of the drug in some patients. However, the FDA pointed to the drug’s benefits, as well. “Alzheimer’s disease immeasurably incapacitatesContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Lecanemab: It’s an experimental medication that’s been shown in trials to slow cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s also up for accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with a decision expected by Jan. 6. However, the drug hasContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for the controversial Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm was “rife with irregularities,” despite lingering doubts about the power of the pricey medication to slow the disease down, a Congressional report released Thursday claims. Actions the agency tookContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Living in an area with easy access to parks and rivers appears to slow the progression of devastating neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. That’s the conclusion of a new study based on more than a decade and a half tracking diseaseContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Researchers are studying whether deep brain stimulation could help people with Alzheimer’s hold on to their memory longer, and now a new finding may help refine the approach. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established treatment for several medical conditions, including epilepsy, Parkinson’sContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Groups of whales, dolphins and porpoises are regularly stranded in shallow waters around the coasts of the United Kingdom. Researchers wanted to understand why, so they studied the brains of 22 toothed whales — or “odontocetes” — that were stranded in Scottish coastalContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Dec. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Those who have dementia can find the holiday season disorienting, but their loved ones can help. “The holiday season can be both joyful and stressful for all of us, especially individuals living with a dementia-related illness,” said Jennifer Reeder, director of educational andContinue Reading