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Old 01-10-2018, 04:57 AM
 
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Very unfortunate news for this cruel disease, and this drug was just to slow the development.

One of the most promising drugs for Alzheimer's disease fails in clinical trials - LA Times

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An experimental drug called idalopirdine failed to help people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease in a trio of trials that involved 2,525 patients in 34 countries. Not only did the drug fail to bring about any meaningful change in cognitive tests that are widely used in diagnosing and tracking the progress of the disease, it also failed to cause significant improvements in general measures of daily function among those taking it at any of three tested doses.
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Old 01-10-2018, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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Hopefully they at least learned something about why it might have failed to help with the next thing they develop.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:59 AM
 
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That's very sad. It's so hard watching someone you love slip away because of Alzheimer's.
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Old 07-28-2018, 07:56 PM
 
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Here's some recent findings.


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The SPRINT MIND trial revealed that high blood pressure is linked to mild cognitive impairment and dementia.


“They found that in cases where they aggressively treated hypertension or high blood pressure, that it decreased the risk of mild cognitive impairment and in some cases the risk of dementia as well,” said Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Kristin Bishop.


New findings in the fight against Alzheimer's disease | KTXS




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The drug cleared the plaques from the brains of the patients, by 93 percent at the highest dose.


Dr. James Hendrix, director of global science initiatives at the Alzheimer’s Association, says the findings are significant.


https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/experimental-drug-slows-alzheimer-s-decline-researchers-report-n894646
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:43 PM
 
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Talking to my friend tonight and she has a friend in Alz and my friend was telling the daughter about "reversing Alz" and the daughter is not willing to work with changing foods for her mother. Here is some info from UCLA.

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer
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Old 08-06-2018, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Oh my gosh, I think it's common sense to look at ways we can improve our diets BEFORE dementia hits, because our brains need certain nutrients and our Western diets tend to be really out of whack. But the good news is that most people have access to healthier food choices, so let's make them. Thankfully the choices that are better for brain health tend to be better for overall health.

Good, short article with good links to more information about easy-to-implement diet steps that can improve our brain health and reduce our chances of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia:
https://www.alzheimers.net/foods-tha...e-memory-loss/
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