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Grounds for Cautious Optimism Regarding Two Drugs Re-Purposed for Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research, involving mice, has indicated promising results for the potential of two re-purposed drugs in helping to slow or halt the progression of a number of neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. “The best known drug of the pair … Continue reading

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Dementia Revealed: Dementia Guide / Toolkit for GPs (NHS England / Department of Health / RCGP)

Summary NHS England has a commitment to improve dementia diagnosis rates. NHS England has published a guide to help GPs perform better on the timely diagnosis of dementia and to offer advice on post-diagnostic support for the person with the … Continue reading

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Pharmacotherapies for Sleep Disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease (Cochrane Database)

Summary This systematic review investigates the efficacy and adverse effects of drug treatments for sleep disturbances in Alzheimer’s Disease. The authors comment on the lack of evidence to guide drug treatment of sleep problems in Alzheimer’s Disease. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Frontotemporal Dementia (BMJ)

Summary Frontotemporal dementia involves a diverse range of conditions which are a cause of young onset dementia. There is selective brain atrophy in the frontal and temporal lobes, which requires brain magnetic resonance imaging for accurate diagnosis. Approximately one-quarter of … Continue reading

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Antidepressants for Agitation and Psychosis in Dementia (Cochrane Review)

[A version of this abstract appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 9, April 2011]. Abstract Psychosis and agitation occur commonly in older adults with dementia. Medications prescribed to treat these symptoms increasingly include antidepressants. This systematic review examines … Continue reading

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