Category Archives: Pharmacological Treatments

Animal Study Explores the Potential of a Novel Diabetes Drug for Reducing Memory Loss in Dementia – In Mice (NHS Choices / Brain Research)

Summary Early animal research indicates that a new drug designed for the future treatment of diabetes may (one day) have an alternative re-use for reducing the memory-loss symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mice given a modified version of a so-called triple … Continue reading

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A Further Set-Back for Progress in Dementia Drug Development? (BBC News)

Summary Drug company Pfizer is to cease activity in its neuroscience drug discovery programmes, which will impact on ongoing research into drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Paradoxically the company does promise plans to create a new fund dedicated … Continue reading

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NICE Consultation on Draft Guidelines for Dementia Assessment, Management and Support for People Living With Dementia and Their Carers (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft updated guidelines concerning the care – i.e. the assessment, management and support – for people living with dementia and their families / carers. The official update, planned … Continue reading

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Improving the Management of Diabetes in People Living with Dementia (NIHR HTA)

Summary A realist review was conducted to identify features or mechanisms in various interventions likely to improve the management of diabetes in people with dementia. The full NIHR HTA report from this research, already summarised in a BMC Medicine article … Continue reading

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Exploring Work at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging (BBC News / Buck Institute for Research on Aging)

Summary A brief investigation into the research activities and aims of the Buck Institute for Research On Aging, based in California, USA. Full Text Link Reference Walsh, F. (2017). What are the secrets of the superagers? London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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NHS Digital’s Dementia Diagnosis Data Now Includes Antipsychotic Drugs Prescribing Rate for Dementia Patients (NHS Digital)

Summary NHS Digital dementia statistics, as published in the now expanded version the monthly Recorded Dementia Diagnoses report, indicate that 9.4% of patients with a recorded dementia diagnosis receive an antipsychotic medication prescription currently (i.e. based on data from the … Continue reading

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Nutritional Intervention to Slow Dementia Progression?: Evidence Still Unclear on Nutricia’s Souvenaid Drink (BBC News / Lancet Neurology / NHS Choices)

Summary A LipiDiDiet trial investigated the effects of Fortasyn Connect on cognitive decline (and related measures) in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. This small trial indicates that Nutricia’s nutrient drink Souvenaid has no significant effect on the rate of … Continue reading

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