Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Alzheimer's News

News on Alzheimer's continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

52 min ago | Evening Sun

APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquired for $28 billion.

Comment?

Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Forest Laboratories, Biotech, Medicine, Forest Labs, Healthcare Industry

52 min ago | SFGate

APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. The company says its new drug - which is taken once daily instead of twice - is better, that a majority of caregivers surveyed recommend it and that demand has been growing.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health, Science / Technology

52 min ago | ABC News

APNewsBreak: NY Bid to Halt Alzheimer's Drug Swap

New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquired for $28 billion.

Comment?

Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Forest Laboratories, Biotech, Medicine, Forest Labs, Healthcare Industry

2 hrs ago | 13WHAM

Man walks 85 miles for Alzheimer's

A Henrietta man walked 85 miles over the course of four days from Buffalo to Rochester in honor of his wife, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. The walk began Friday morning.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health, Henrietta, NY, Buffalo, NY, North Tonawanda, NY, Tonawanda, NY

3 hrs ago | WebMD

Not Everyone With Alzheimer's-Linked Protein Develops Dementia: Study

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health, WebMD, UC Berkeley

7 hrs ago | Reuters

Avanir's drug succeeds in reducing Alzheimer's related agitation

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug was more effective in reducing agitation associated with Alzheimer's, compared with a placebo. Avanir said on Monday based on the data it planned to request a meeting with both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health, Food and Drug Administration

12 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Brain may 'work around' early Alzheimer's damage

One of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease - the most common form of dementia - is the build-up of beta-amyloid protein deposits in the brain. Now a new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience suggests that in some older people, the brain has a way of compensating for this damage by recruiting extra brain circuits.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health, Berkeley, CA, UC Berkeley

16 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Teen invents wearable gadget to track Alzheimer patients

Anyone who has been around someone that is suffering from Alzheimer's knows how frustrating it can be to care for them. The biggest issue is worrying about them wandering off and getting lost, and it is extremely hard to know when they move around at night while others sleep.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health, HarperCollins Publishers, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The York Daily Record

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial data the league and players' lawyers released as part of their proposed $765 million settlement of thousands of concussion lawsuits.

Comment?

New Scientist

Brains can power up to get around Alzheimer's plaques

It's one of the biggest mysteries of Alzheimer's. The disease is associated with the formation of protein plaques in the brain, but why is it that some people with plaques seem not to have the disease? Research suggests that some people's brains are able to reorganise during the early stages of Alzheimer's, delaying the appearance of initial symptoms.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Dementia, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Medical Daily

Not All Brains With Amyloid Plaques Will Develop Alzheimer's,...

Scientists have found that the brain can compensate for the presence of amyloid plaques in some instances, helping it to retain function. Beta-amyloid plaques are the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease , blocking neural pathways and causing memory loss.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Cajun-Italian Cook-off for Alzheimer's Association

Hundreds arrived at Cajun Harley Davidson in Scott, Saturday morning for a cook-off of a different variety. To kick-off the Walk to End Alzheimer's teams joined forces for the Great Cajun-Italian Cook-off.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health

KHQ-TV Spokane

Alzheimer's Walk Aims to Raise More Awareness

This is the 5th year for the walk at Clover Island in Kennewick and organizers said they saw over 500 walkers Saturday. People showed their support for loved ones affected by the disease and walked to bring awareness and raise the money for research.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health, Kennewick, WA, Non-Profit

Altoona Mirror

Rain doesn't stop Alzheimer's walk

Gerald Halbedl of Tipton was walking for Alzheimer's disease at Legion Park Saturday, but as a high-functioning Alzheimer's patient himself, his preoccupation has been driving. Halbedl, 71, was diagnosed in 2011, after experiencing forgetfulness and anxiety, and his doctor, as required, reported that diagnosis to PennDOT, said Halbedl and daughter Julie Fisher of Hollidaysburg, who completed the walk in steady rain.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Whidbey News-Times

A Ride two Remember aims to beat Alzheimer's

An Oak Harbor care facility employee took a "Ride Two Remember" Monday in an effort to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association. Timm is the Life Enrichment Coordinator for HomePlace Special Care Center in Oak Harbor, a facility that takes care of residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Waynesboro Walks to End Alzheimer's

Karen Loftus was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease two years ago. She participated in the 'Walk to End Alzheimer's', put on by the Alzheimer's Association in Waynesboro.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health

CNN

10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple.

Comment?

The Age

Researchers investigate link between post-traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer's disease

Melbourne researchers are using cutting-edge technology in a bid to link head trauma and PTSD as a cause of dementia. When Soviet troops marched into Hungary in November 1956, Bill Rowe was in Wagga Wagga.

Comment?

Related Topix: Health, Life, Veteran Affairs

Cape Cod Times

Memory care center to open in 2015

The Cape will get another memory care community next year when EPOCH Senior Living opens a new facility designed to provide a comfortable, homey setting to those suffering from dementia. Bridges by EPOCH at Mashpee is under construction on 19 acres at Old Barnstable Road and Route 151.

Comment?

Related Topix: Medicine, Dementia, Health, Mashpee, MA, Harwich, MA, Brewster, MA, Centerville, MA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Beast

30% of Ex-NFLers Face Brain ProblemsAt twice the risk of Alzheimer's, for instance.

Almost three in ten retired professional football players will face moderate to severe neurocognitive problems resulting from concussions, an actuary for the ex-athletes has found. The data was prepared for use in a lawsuit against the National Football League brought by retired players and their families, which may be settled for a proposed sum of $765 million.

Comment?

•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••