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Dementia drugs may be risky for elderly patients

Washington, May 28 (ANI): Many commonly prescribed dementia drugs have side effects that may be risky for elderly patients, according to a Canadian study. People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are prescribed Cholinesterase inhibitors (Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl) because ... Read More »

Genes behind ageing process identified

London, May 26 (ANI): British scientists have identified genes that control the ageing process. The finding could lead to new drugs to prevent illnesses from heart disease to Alzheimer’s.   In the laboratory, researchers have found that mutations could extend ... Read More »

Delirium hastens memory decline in Alzheimer’s patients

Washington, May 5 (ANI): An episode of delirium rapidly accelerates cognitive decline and memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Hebrew Senior Life. Elderly patients often develop delirium ... Read More »

Blackcurrants may help fight Alzheimer’s

London, May 04 (ANI): Compounds in blackcurrants may help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to British scientists.   The Scottish Crop Research Institute is working on a project trying to identify if the fruits can help tackle the ... Read More »