• In fact, people who are widowed and have high levels of beta-amyloid plaque, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, appear to experience cognitive decline three times faster than similar people who have not lost a spouse, the researchers added. Source: NEW…

  • More than half of the opioid prescriptions issued by dentists were for longer than the three-day supply recommended by the CDC for acute dental pain management Source: NEW FEED

  • Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago found that 90% of patients who could benefit from the procedure waited too long to have it, while about 25% of patients who didn’t need it underwent the procedure too soon. Source:…

  • A small group of young, healthy men deprived of just one night of sleep had higher blood levels of tau protein, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, than when they had a full and uninterrupted night of rest. Source: NEW…

  • Essential Care: Advanced Technology Coming To Skilled Nursing Facilities As featured on “SeniorsLifestyleMag.com” Monitoring vital signs in patients is a crucial part of essential care in hospitals and care facilities across North America. According to the National Center for Biotechnology…

  • Studies on aducanumab were halted earlier this year because the drug didn’t appear to be effective. But the new results suggest it’s effective at a high dose, the Associated Press reported. Source: NEW FEED

  • Previous research has implied that exposure to fine particle air pollution increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, but it wasn’t clear how this type of pollution affects the brain and memory. Source: NEW FEED

  • Some are urging caution about a new drug approved in China that claims to improve brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

  • Researchers report on a  potentially groundbreaking case of a woman whose genetic mutation staved off dementia for decades, even though her brain had already been damaged by Alzheimer’s disease. Source: NEW FEED

  • In the early stages of the disease, people with undiagnosed Alzheimer’s are at high risk of making foolish and dangerous decisions about their finances, mostly because families may not know they need help, researchers say. Source: NEW FEED

  • Trial Begins of Nasal Vaccine for Alzheimer's Disease

    The vaccine stimulates the immune system, prompting white blood cells to migrate to the brain and clear beta amyloid plaques. Source: NEW FEED

  • Some Diabetes Meds Might Also Lower Alzheimer's Risk

    A new study suggests older adults who take certain diabetes drugs may see a slower decline in their memory and thinking skills. Source: NEW FEED

  • An ALS Drug Shows Early Promise Against Alzheimer's

    Studies show the drug Riluzole which is used to slow the progression of ALS may have positive effects on cognition in people with mild Alzheimer’s. Source: NEW FEED

  • Medicare Mulls Coverage for New Alzheimer's Drug

    Medicare launched a formal process that will determine whether the agency will cover Aduhelm, the newly approved Alzheimer’s drug whose high price tag and unproven benefits have prompted widespread controversy. Source: NEW FEED

  • Controversial New Alzheimer's Drug: Why Some Patients Say Yes

    As advocates and critics debate the FDA’s approval of the new drug, and a chorus of experts and patient advocates protest the price, many patients and their families are excited about it, hopeful that it will stop the debilitating disease…

  • Group Wants FDA Leaders Ousted Over Alzheimer's Drug Approval

    A consumer advocacy group is calling for the removal of three top FDA officials, saying the agency’s approval of the Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab (Aduhelm) was “reckless.” Source: NEW FEED

  • Controversial New Alzheimer's Drug: What to Know

    As the first Alzheimer’s drug approved since 2003, advocates applaud the decision. Critics say the approval was based on inadequate proof that the drug works and balk at the price tag of $56,000 a year. Source: NEW FEED

  • How to Choose the Right Place for Alcohol or Drug Rehab

    There are ways to find quality treatment centers for alcohol or drug addiction. Here’s how to get started. Source: NEW FEED

  • Addiction and Pain Management

    If you’ve battled a drug or alcohol addiction, you may be nervous about taking medications that treat pain, such as opioids. Learn more about the options you might have and how to weigh them. Source: NEW FEED

  • New Alzheimer's Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Early Test

    An experimental drug appeared to slow cognitive decline in people with early Alzheimer’s disease, according to newly published research. Source: NEW FEED

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