Avanir’s drug reduces Alzheimer’s related agitation in trial

      “An estimated six million Americans have Alzheimer’s, a number that has doubled since 1980 and is expected to be as high as 16 million by 2050, the company said.”   Source: Reuters*   (Reuters) – Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug was more effective in reducing agitation associated with Alzheimer’s, compared with a placebo, […]

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The 7 stages of Alzheimer’s

My mom passed away from this terrible brain disease called “alzheimer’s.”  Sadly, another very close relative has also been afflicted with this deadly disease and is now on stage 7.  My family’s experience with my belated mom’s dementia gave us a greater understanding on how to deal with this terminal disease. There are many clinical […]

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The National Plan for Fighting Alzheimer’s updated

HHS has come out with updates to the National Plan for fighting Alzheimer’s in the country. The plan is based on a revised opinion on the susceptibility of the senior population that lives in assisted living facilities and retirement homes, to Alzheimer’s disease. It has been established through numerous researches and studies that the elderly […]

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