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Trazadone dosage may not be better than the use of antipsychotics for dementia patients

Trazadone dosage may not be better than the use of antipsychotics for dementia patients

Physicians are attempting to decrease the use of antipsychotics in senior dementia patients however the typical alternative trazadone dosage has similar detrimental side effects. According...
Concomitant use of benzodiazepine drugs common amongst AD patients

Concomitant use of benzodiazepine drugs common amongst AD patients

The most commonly concomitant use amongst AD patients was benzodiazepine drugs and a weak opioid – where one in five people with Alzheimer’s disease...
Dementia deaths are rising again – charity calls for more research funding

Dementia deaths are rising again – charity calls for more research funding

Alzheimer Research UK calls on the government for additional funding into dementia research as dementia deaths across the UK have risen. Dementia accounted for 76,090...
Dementia in Europe: a public health priority?

Dementia in Europe: a public health priority?

Following the European Commission’s decision to disband the Expert Group on Dementia, we speak to Alzheimer Europe to hear their case for a co-ordinated...

Tanycytes: the cells that control body weight and energy balance

New €10m grant funded by the European Research Council set to fund research project delving more into the knowledge regarding tanycytes. Having been awarded with...
Can herpes viruses cause Alzheimer's?

Can herpes viruses cause Alzheimer’s?

New research shows evidence of the fundamental link between herpes viruses and Alzheimer's, igniting possibilities for further research and treatment. The review available in Frontiers...
Antiepileptic drugs may increase risk of stroke for those with Alzheimer’s disease

Antiepileptic drugs increase risk of stroke for those with Alzheimer’s disease

The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of stroke amongst individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. According to a new study from the...
Alzheimer's disease treatment: Amyloid β-protein could be making a comeback

Alzheimer’s disease treatment: Amyloid β-protein could be making a comeback

For many years, amyloid β-protein has been a promising therapeutic target, but the study results have been disappointing. New studies have now shown these...
Do fibre foods reduce brain inflammation

Do fibre foods reduce brain inflammation?

New research suggests brain inflammation to be reduced by foods high in fibre. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, dietary fibre...
Neurodegenerative disease research funding up by a third since 2011

Neurodegenerative disease research funding up by a third since 2011

Global neurodegenerative disease research funding has seen a substantial improvement, with funding being up by a third since 2011, according to a new survey. As...
Alzheimer’s and herpes virus link has been highlighted in new study

Alzheimer’s and herpes virus link has been highlighted in new study

A new commentary by scientists at the universities of Manchester and Edinburgh, UK, on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists has shown support for the...
UEA event set to showcase groundbreaking dementia research

UEA event set to showcase groundbreaking dementia research

Health professionals, carers, people with dementia and members of the public have been invited by academics from the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK,...
Protein ‘off-switch’ in the brain could help find new Alzheimer's treatments

Protein ‘off-switch’ in the brain could help find new Alzheimer’s treatments

Understanding that memory, learning and cognitive flexibility depend on a protein ‘off-switch’ in the brain could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease, new...
Optimising gut health to fight against leading chronic diseases

Optimising gut health to fight against leading chronic diseases

A spin-off company from the Department of Biotechnology at Lund University, Sweden, has announced it will start investigating if its technology platform can be...
Is cholesterol a risk factor for the onset of Alzheimer's disease?

Is cholesterol a risk factor for the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease?

New research from the University of Cambridge, UK, has found that cholesterol may be a contributing factor to the onset of Alzheimer's disease. It was...
Are certain anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia risk increase?

Are certain anticholinergic drugs linked to dementia risk increase?

A link between long term use of certain anticholinergic drugs and dementia risk increase has been found by UK researchers. To help find the link...
A renewed focus on neurodegenerative disease research

A renewed focus on neurodegenerative disease research

Health Europa places a special focus on the projects funded through the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), the largest international research...
Do antiepileptic drugs increase risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia?

Do antiepileptic drugs increase risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia?

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) has found an association between the use...
Cell discovery could help with research on genetic diseases

Cell discovery could help with research on genetic diseases

Research into cell discovery and genetics carried out by the University of Kent, UK, has discovered the first information on an organelle that is...
Daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer's disease

Daily ibuprofen can prevent Alzheimer’s disease

A research team of neuroscientists based in Vancouver, Canada, have carried out studies which suggest that having a daily regimen of non-prescription ibuprofen could...

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