Tag Archives: Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation for Improving Symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary A brief BBC News item explores the potential of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for improving wellbeing and cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. “Although we are not talking about treating the Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Early Signs of a Historic Breakthrough in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Early results, based on small numbers of patients in a Phase I trial, indicate unprecedented progress in the development of a pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The drug Aducanumab appears to combat (and reverse) the build-up of amyloid protein … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2014 (Alzheimer’s Association / Lancet)

Summary A recent report from the US Alzheimer’s Association provides a statistical summary of United States data concerning Alzheimer’s Disease. While this report is geared primarily to the United States it is of wider interest internationally for a review of … Continue reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Improving Cognitive Functioning in Alzheimer’s Dementia (Frontiers in Psychiatry)

Summary Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may be able to improve cognitive functioning in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). This systematic review examines research into DBS and cognitive function in animal and human studies, and reviews the feasibility and efficacy of this type … Continue reading

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Exploring the Potential of Deep Brain Stimulation (TED Talk by Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano)

Summary Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano discusses recent developments in the potential uses of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the alleviation of symptoms across many different neurological / neuropsychological conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, dystonia, depression and other mental illnesses, and possibly even … Continue reading

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Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Choices)

Summary This NHS Choices web page gives the layman an easy to understand overview of how Alzheimer’s Disease is likely to be treated. Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease involves creating a care plan to identify the type of assistance a person is likely to need and clarify … Continue reading

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