Monthly Archives: December 2010

High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Alzheimer’s Disease

[This article first appeared in: Dementia Newsletter RWHT Volume 1 Issue 6 January 2011]. Abstract High levels of so-called “good” cholesterol appear to protect against Alzheimer’s Disease in addition to being good for the heart. People over 65 who have the … Continue reading

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CETP Inhibitors to Raise HDL Levels

A new class of HDL-raising drugs called CETP inhibitors, such as Merck’s experimental drug anacetrapib, apparently show promise for significantly raising good HDL cholesterol.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Medicines (NHS Choices)

Summary This NHS Choices web page gives access to overviews of medicines prescribed in the UK for Alzheimer’s Disease. The drugs for which links to information are provided here include: Aricept. Ebixa (a brand of memantine hydrochloride). Exelon. Galantamine hydrobromide. Memantine hydrochloride. Reminyl (a brand … Continue reading

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CPVS: Cell Phone Video Streaming in Alzheimer’s Disease

Summary Remaining at home as long as possible can be personally, socially and economically beneficial for many people with dementia and their families. A summary of aims of this project, conducted by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering at the University … Continue reading

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NOCTURNAL (Night Optimised Care Technology for UseRs Needing Assisted Lifestyles) Project

Summary Funded by the EPSRC and TSB under their Assisted Living Innovation Platform, the NOCTURNAL project addresses the needs of people with the early stages of dementia at night, as well as those of their families and carers. People with … Continue reading

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Dementia: Ethical Issues (Nuffield Council on Bioethics)

Summary People with dementia, and those who care for them, face difficult ethical dilemmas on a day-to-day basis. This report concludes that society should do more to enable people to live well with dementia. The report presents an ethical framework to help … Continue reading

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COGWORKS: The Cognitive Health and Wellbeing Hub

Summary The Network aims to develop a research strategy aimed at identifying environmental, social and new technological interventions that promote healthy cognitive ageing and independence in later life. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines such as architecture, medicine, sociology and the … Continue reading

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