Alzheimer's Disease Fight Focuses on Preventive Treatment
by Wall Street Journalon July 17, 2014
"Earlier is better" has become a mantra in the field of Alzheimer's disease. Experts are targeting the prevention or delay of memory decline more, instead of just focusing on treating patients who have the disease.
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Announces Partnership with Novartis
by Banner Alzheimer's Instituteon July 15, 2014
Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) announced a partnership with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer’s in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages.
Exercise may help to keep the brain robust in people who have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to an inspiring new study. The findings suggest that even moderate amounts of physical activity may help to slow the progression of one of the most dreaded diseases of aging.