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Time to “Just Say No” to Behavior-Calming Drugs for Alzheimer Patients? Experts Say Yes

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Doctors write millions of prescriptions a year for drugs to calm the behavior of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. But non-drug approaches actually work better, and carry far fewer risks, experts conclude in a new report.

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Johns Hopkins Medicine Dementia Expert: Environmental Changes Sometimes Work as Well as Drugs

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One Step Closer to Defeating Alzheimer's Disease

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Researchers show that toning down the activity of the receptor TREM2 may help put a stop to neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease.

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New Target Identified in Fight Against Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis

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Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases.

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“Still Alice” Victory a Victory for Alzheimer’s Awareness

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More Needed Than Ever, Brain Banks Are Modernizing But Face Funding Crunch

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Brain banks enable crucial advances in neurodegenerative disease research, but dwindling public support around the world now threatens to cripple these institutions. Alzforum reports on the challenges and achievements of brain banks in a three-part series.

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Comprehensive Series Explores Tau PET in Alzheimer’s and Frontotemporal Dementia Research

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Scientists are developing PET tracers to detect neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Alzforum reviews the state of the research.

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Tau-Associated MAPT Gene Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

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An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has identified the microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT) gene as increasing the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The MAPT gene encodes the tau protein, which is involved with a number of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and AD. These findings provide novel insight into Alzheimer’s neurodegeneration, possibly opening the door for improved clinical diagnosis and treatment.

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Scientists’ ‘Mad Cow’ Discovery Points to Possible Neuron Killing Mechanism Behind Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.

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Attacking Alzheimer’s with Ultrasound

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Researchers have reversed some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided focused ultrasound.