Tag Archives: Antidementia Drugs

Phase III Gantenerumab Trial for Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease Discontinued (Biospace Inc)

Summary The Scarlet RoAD study (a Phase III trial), researching the anti-amyloid drug Gantenerumab for the possible treatment of prodromal (pre-dementia) Alzheimer’s Disease, has been abandoned following disappointing results. Gantenerumab-related research (in a different Phase III investigation) is still underway … Continue reading

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Decline in Number of Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy)

Summary More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer’s Disease during the past decade have failed. An article in the Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy journal discusses an issue which was perhaps the key focus of the Global Dementia Legacy Event. … Continue reading

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Clinical Prediction Rule for Delirium in Patients Admitted to Medical Wards (BMJ Open)

Summary This article addresses the development and validation of a clinical prediction rule, using variables measurable upon hospital admission, to identify patients likely to develop delirium in hospital. The main variables analysed and included in the prediction rule are (1) … Continue reading

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Community Dementia Management Programme Improves Use of Psychotropic Drugs (Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care)

Summary Use of drugs for elderly patients with dementia often increases their vulnerability and results in hospital admissions. Research into early interventions for dementia management in the municipality of Kalmar, Sweden, investigated the optimum pharmacological treatments for people with dementia … Continue reading

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