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Could Antidepressants Be Used to Slow Alzheimer Disease?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Anti-depressants ‘could slow onset of Alzheimer’s disease’ (BBC): Research into 23 people, and transgenic mice, found citalopram hampered a protein which helps to build destructive plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. Scientists said they hoped the study could help prevent the disease.

How many hopeful titles like this one have you read recently in the media? Scientific results tend to get in the news very fast these days, especially as far as Alzheimer’s disease is concerned. Often, the research is only beginning and patients and their family should learn to be critical readers. Continue reading

A New Vaccine For Alzheimer’s?

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

There is no known cure for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Available medicines help decrease symptoms but do not halt the progression of the disease. It is thus very encouraging to read the results of this new study suggesting that developing a vaccine against Alzheimer’s is possible. Continue reading

Keep Your Brain Active to Lower Alzheimer’s Protein Levels

By: Dr. Pascale Michelon

Reading a book, writing, playing games are good for keeping a sharp brain. Several past studies have shown that engaging in mentally stimulating activities throughout life helps postpone the emergence of cognitive decline and dementia. The latest study on the topic goes further and shows that lifelong brain-stimulating habits lower the amount of the protein that forms brain plaques, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease. Continue reading