Will this turnaround be real??

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Biogen posts that BAN2401 met on the ADCOMS secondary endpoint measure in its phase 2 study treating patients with Alzheimer’s.

BAN2401 showed evidence that it could reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s.

The positive update for BAN2401 was a huge surprise, because the failure rate for creating a treatment for Alzheimer’s is 99.6%.

BAN2401 still has to go through a phase 3 study in order to prove that it works in treating patients with Alzheimer’s.

Biogen is not only relying on BAN2401 for Alzheimer’s treatment, it also has another drug in late-stage development for the disease known as Aducanumab.

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A common virus can cause Alzheimer’s?

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Strains of a virus that most people acquire in childhood may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

Research published June 21, 2018, in the scientific journal Neuron revealed that levels of two types of human herpes virus (HHV-6A and HHV-7) were twice as high in the brains of patients who died with Alzheimer’s disease compared with those who did not have the disease.

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Alzheimer’s on the longest day

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Held annually on the summer solstice, The Longest Day symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s and those who care for them.

“There are thousands of teams all across the world today that are participating in The Longest Day, raising awareness and funds, so we can fight this disease and ultimately find a cure — that’s our end game and our vision,” said Mitchel Sloan, vice president of development and communications for the California Central Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Dyscalculia and Alzheimer’s

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Research into problems with mathematics in patients with Alzheimer’s

Dyscalculia is an early sign of AD. It should be included among the reliable clinical hallmarks for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Identification of dyscalculic symptoms in these patients requires composite assessment procedure.

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High Blood pressure and dementia

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A new study indicates that patients with high blood pressure are at a higher risk of developing dementia. This research also shows (for the first time) that an MRI can be used to detect very early signatures of neurological damage in people with high blood pressure, before any symptoms of dementia occur.

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Move for Minds

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Move For Minds is a partnership created four years ago with Equinox.They go into these gyms where people were concerned about their bodies, focused on fitness, and try to spread the message about brain fitness to them. The goal is to get people thinking not just about their bodies, but their brains, because what we now know about Alzheimer’s is that it’s 20 years or longer in your brain. And we’re trying to get the message about caring for your brain and preventing Alzheimer’s to people who are in their 30s and 40s.

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