Latest research findings on Alzheimer’s

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Next avenue has a great article about the latest theories concerning what causes Alzheimer’s. We link to it below. So far, the results have been beyond disappointing. A class of drugs called “acetylcholinesterase inhibitors” offer marginal functional improvements, but that’s been it. Things are starting to change, though.

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A new study and here is what the researchers say:

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“It would be nice if we could draw a blood test when you’re 50 or 60, monitor you every five years, be alerted of your amyloid levels, and a pill or infusion that’s going to help stave off Alzheimer’s,” said Joseph Shimon Kass, M.D., director of neurology at Baylor College of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center. “We’re nowhere near that, but this study brings us closer to that possibility.”

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Alzheimer’s screening lacking in Sr Wellness exams

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Primary care doctors are really good at checking seniors’ cholesterol levels and blood pressure but often fail to use tests that could detect dementia.

Fewer than half of primary care doctors surveyed say they routinely test patients 65 and older for problems with memory and thinking, according to a report released Tuesday by the Alzheimer’s Association.

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