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New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Reverse Brain Damage

A new drug that promises to slow cognitive decline is having great success in early clinical trials.Learn more about this drug, the studies that have been done to determine its success, and what will come next for the newest hope in Alzheimer’s treatment. Alzheimer's Treatment Exceeding Expectations in Early Trials A new drug from Biogen Idec, a biotechnology firm, has surpassed expectations in early drug trials by slowing seemingly unstoppable cognitive decline. The drug, known as either BIIB037 or aducanumab, works to slow cognitive decline by reducing the amyloid plaques in the brains of people with dementia. Many researchers believe these plaques and tangles of beta amyloid actually cause the neurodegenerative disease.The first study completed...
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Alzheimer's Diagnosis Rarely Disclosed to Patients

A new report released by the Alzheimer’s Association found that only 45% of people with Alzheimer’s disease had been told of their diagnosis. While many doctors may be trying to protect their patients from the devastating diagnosis, their non-disclosure is more harmful than good. Learn more about this report and what a non-disclosed diagnosis can mean for someone living with dementia. Majority of Patients Not Told of Alzheimer's Diagnosis A recent study conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association found that only 45% of participants in their study had been told they had Alzheimer’s by their doctor. The Alzheimer’s Association investigated the lack of a prompt diagnosis after hearing many stories of people not being told of their disease until it had...
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