A Phase 2 clinical trial testing Annovis Bio’s oral therapy ANV401 (also known as Posiphen) in people with early Alzheimer’s disease can continue without changes, according to a positive review by the study’s independent Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB).
Whether it’s diet, exercise or air pollution, researchers are constantly investigating lifestyle and environmental factors that may play a role in the progression or prevention of dementia. In recent years, some attention has been paid to lithium found in drinking water as a potential agent in preventing dementia. Now, there’s yet another study examining lithium–which is also used as a medication to treat certain psychiatric disorders–and its potential in battling Alzheimer’s disease.
Former professional skateboarder Tony Hawk announced on social media this week that his 94-year-old mother, Nancy, had passed away from Alzheimer’s disease.
I tried to kill my father for years. To be fair, I was following his wishes. He’d made it clear that when he no longer recognized me, when he could no longer talk, when the nurses started treating him like a toddler, he didn’t want to live any longer.
We’ve heard from Alzheimer’s caregivers and patients that they want a way to navigate the disease and to plan for the future.
After a string of drug failures, researchers are looking beyond amyloid as a target
As China grants conditional approval to a new drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, we tell you about the causes, symptoms and risk factors behind the condition. Here’s how you can reduce of your chance of developing the condition.
Authorities in China have approved a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, the first new medicine with the potential to treat the cognitive disorder in 17 years.
We spoke to Dr. Nathan Herrmann, the head of the division of geriatric psychiatry at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Canada and one of the few researchers who studies the impact of cannibinoids on treating aggression and anxiety in Alzheimer’s patients, about whether caregivers should consider this alternative.