This Alzheimer’S Drug Lead To Serious Side Effects That May Surprise You

New warnings have been added to the prescribing information for the Alzheimer’s drug Aricept (donepezil) advising of the risk of two rare but potentially serious conditions: muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis) and a neurological disorder called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). Donepezil is a prescription Alzheimer’S Drug  used to treat the symptoms of mild, moderate and severe dementia...

My Husband Was Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s — At 36

If I had known that every day I would lose a piece of Jason, a lot of our days might have been different. Maybe I would have not cared so much about the small stuff. Treasured each moment. Loved him more. But I just didn’t know. The first time I saw Jason, he was playing...

Mother of Newborn Twins Dies a Week After Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Before her diagnosis, 30-year-old Kelly Owchar‘s life looked pretty much perfect from the outside. The Canadian nurse was approaching her four-year wedding anniversary with her husband, Dwayne Owchar. The couple had a two-year-old son, Eric, and Kelly had just given birth to twin girls, Leah and Lauren. Photo: Facebook/Kelly Owchar But things weren’t exactly what they seemed....

Rate of Americans living with Alzheimer’s expected to double by 2060

(CNN)As the aging population of the United States grows, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2014 to 2060, there will be a 178% increase in the number of Americans who have Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. That means the US burden is expected to more than...

Heat Causes Aluminum to Leach Foil to Food. Aluminum Toxicity Causes Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Cancer

Aluminum is a known neurotoxin, and according to Professor Christopher Exley of Keele University, aluminum-containing products are likely fueling the rise in Alzheimer’s disease.1 In an article published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology,2 he writes: “We are all accumulating a known neurotoxin in our brain from our conception to our death. The presence of aluminium in the...

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: PHARMA WANTS TO STOP DRUG RESEARCH—THIS IS A MISTAKE | OPINION

Alzheimer’s disease is associated with a build-up of plaques in the brain called amyloid beta. These plaques are thought to lead to a loss of neurons, which then causes the classic symptoms of the disease—including memory loss. Most Alzheimer’s drugs have been developed to either stop these plaques from forming or to help remove them. Until recently,...

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Praises Passage of $2.34 Billion in Federal Funding for Alzheimer’s Disease Research to HHS in FY2019

NEW YORK (September 26, 2018)—Upon the passage of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Healthy and Human Services (HHS) budget with an additional $425 million designated for Alzheimer’s disease research—bringing the federal funding to fight Alzheimer’s to a total of $2.34 billion—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) issued the following statement from Charles J. Fuschillo,...

Major breakthrough: Scientists discover new way to treat Alzheimer’s

Each year thousands of people across the world are struck down with Alzheimer’s, the terrible disease that steals memories and causes significant behavioural changes. Over the years medications have been created, claiming to ease symptoms of the disease and give patients the ability to hold onto their lives for a little longer. Now, an exciting breakthrough...

Exercise May Delay Rare Form of Alzheimer’s

TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise might delay a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. Researchers found that 2.5 hours of walking or other physical activity a week thwarted mental decline tied to autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease (ADAD). This is an inherited form of disease that leads...

CDC: Alzheimer’s, Dementia Rate Expected to Double by 2060

THE SHARE OF AMERICANS with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is expected to more than double by 2060 as people increasingly survive into older adulthood, according to a studyfrom the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. County to Track Dementia, Autism ‘Wanderers’ An estimated 5 million older adults had Alzheimer’s or a related dementia in 2014, and by...
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