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Alzheimer's disease

No new drugs for Alzheimer's disease in 15 years

But hope is on the horizon that new drugs will emerge soon. Here is what the on-going clinical trials have in store.

Can sleep prevent schizophrenia, Alzheimer's and ADHD?

Better sleeping habits could prevent a number of neurodegenerative illnesses.

Scientists sneak Alzheimer medicine into the brain

Scientists have succeeded in creating molecules that can escort Alzheimer's medicine through the impervious sheath that separates blood vessels from neurons and safely into the brain.

President Obama invests millions into Danish brain research

An international group of scientists will develop a brain scan method, which is far better than today's PET scans. For this purpose, they have received 1.5 million dollars from President Obama.

Relatives of patients with dementia need support, understanding

When a person with dementia is placed in a nursing home, those who are left at home often become lonely and depressed. The health care system needs to be aware of the needs of these family members, too, researchers say.

Jealous and fretful women are more prone to developing Alzheimer’s

Jealousy, anxiety and an unstable temperament have been linked in a Swedish study to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Self-eating keeps us healthy

Right at this very moment, some of our cells are eating themselves. A detailed understanding of this process may be the key to extending our lives.

Vitamin B impedes development of Alzheimer’s

A recent study shows that supply of Vitamin B reduces cerebral atrophy. For the first time, a method has been found to protect those areas of the brain that are damaged by Alzheimer’s disease.

Alcohol intoxication major risk factor for dementia

Young-onset dementia has usually been blamed on genetic causes, but a Swedish study has revealed nine other risk factors for the illness – with alcohol intoxication being the worst.

Tunes for the senile blues

Patients with Alzheimer’s or dementia become less depressed when they hear familiar music.