Alzheimer’s Drug Donanemab Might Slow Down Cognitive Decline


ADVERTISEMENT As per Nature, pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly announced on May 3 that its experimental drug donanemab had been shown to reduce the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This is the second time an experimental drug has shown such a reduction, with competitor lecanemab having already shown similar results.   Donanemab and lecanemab both target […]

FDA Rejected Accelerated Approval for Alzheimer’s Drug: Eli Lilly

ADVERTISEMENT Eli Lilly and Company announced on Thursday that the U.S. Food and Medicine Administration had denied fast approval of its experimental Alzheimer’s drug due to insufficient trial results from patients who had been treated for at least one year. As per a report by Reuters, Donanemab, an antibody designed to eliminate amyloid protein plaques […]

FDA, Drugmaker Slammed by Congressional Committee Over Approval of Alzheimer’s Drug Aduhelm

ADVERTISEMENT As per US News, Thursday’s Congressional report asserts that the FDA approval process for the controversial Alzheimer’s treatment Aduhelm was “riddled with errors” despite remaining reservations about the drug’s ability to halt the progression of the disease. The report concludes that the agency’s actions with Biogen, the manufacturer of Aduhelm, “raise severe concerns about […]

Obesity At Midlife May Lead to Increased Risk for Dementia

ADVERTISEMENT According to research published in Science Daily, even though more than 50 million people are already living with dementia worldwide, it is anticipated that the number of individuals living with the illness will rise to over 150 million by 2050. Alzheimer’s disease is the world’s most serious public health problem. Obesity, as measured by […]

Prevalence Of Dementia Among Americans Aged 65+ Falls By 33%: RAND

ADVERTISEMENT According to a RAND Corp. study, the frequency of dementia among Americans over 65 has drastically decreased between 2000 and 2016. According to the researchers, the age-adjusted prevalence of dementia decreased nationwide from 12.2% of persons over the age of 65 in 2000 to 8.5% of people over the age of 65 in 2016.  The […]

Alzheimer’s Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment Serious Games: A Systematic Analysis in Smartphone Application Markets

ADVERTISEMENT Stud Health Technol Inform. 2022 May 16;293:179-186. doi: 10.3233/SHTI220366. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Patients with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment can employ serious games to assess and improve their cognitive status. OBJECTIVES: To determine the cognitive aspects of the MMSE and ACE-R tests that are supported by available games. METHODS: We searched cognitive games available […]

Medicare Limits Payments For Alzheimer’s New Drug To Trial

ADVERTISEMENT People with Alzheimer’s had a small hit back when the federal agencies decided to limit coverage for a new medication for the disease. The federal government announced yesterday that it would limit the coverage of the expensive medication to the people enrolled in the clinical trial. As per the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

About 18% of Senior Citizens Have Early Stages Of Memory Loss, Says Report

ADVERTISEMENT According to a new report, 6.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and more than one in ten older adults has a memory or cognitive problems in the early stages. As per the report released by the Alzheimer’s Association, 12-18 percent of adults 60 and older suffer from “mild cognitive impairment,” a category of memory […]

Patients Divided Over Alzheimer’s Drug: Is It a ‘Risk I’m Willing to Take’ or Just a ‘Magic Pill’?

ADVERTISEMENT If you listen to the nation’s largest Alzheimer’s disease advocacy organizations, you might think everyone living with Alzheimer’s wants unfettered access to Aduhelm, a controversial new treatment. But you’d be wrong. Opinions about Aduhelm (also known as aducanumab) in the dementia community are diverse, ranging from “we want the government to cover this drug” […]

Staying Fit Keeps Alzheimer’s At Bay

ADVERTISEMENT Would you do anything if you knew there was a way to prevent Alzheimer’s disease? According to US News, the researchers discovered that physically fit people were 33 percent less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease than those who were not. Those who were less fit than the fittest were 26 percent to 13 percent […]