New research finds anti-inflammatory drugs to be ineffective to prevent Alzheimer’s

Related video Researchers have known for decades that inflammation accompanies Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain lesions. Several early studies suggested that “super-aspirins” or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) could help avoid the disease. However, after clinical trials showed that NSAIDs don’t help patients who already have AD symptoms, doctors wondered whether these drugs could still be helpful […]

Eyes reveal early Alzheimer’s disease

Related video Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, noninvasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, the precursor to Alzheimer’s disease in which individuals become forgetful, reports a newly published Northwestern Medicine study. Scientists detected these vascular changes in the human eye non-invasively, with an infrared camera and without […]

NSAIDs ineffective for treatment or prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

Related video Researchers have known for decades that inflammation accompanies Alzheimer’s disease (AD) brain lesions. Several early studies suggested that “super-aspirins” or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) could help avoid the disease. However, after clinical trials showed that NSAIDs don’t help patients who already have AD symptoms, doctors wondered whether these drugs could still be helpful […]

ADDF’s new initiative aims to advance digital tools for Alzheimer’s and dementias

Related video As part of its Diagnostics Accelerator research program, the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today a new initiative that aims to fast-track the development of digital tools for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Diagnostics Accelerator program was created in July 2018 with initial funding commitments totaling nearly $35 million from partners […]

Alzheimer’s diagnosis, management improved by brain scans

Related video Amyloid-positive (left) and amyloid-negative (right) PET scans can respectively be used to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with memory loss or cognitive decline. Credit: UCSF Memory and Aging Center Amyloid-positive (left) and amyloid-negative (right) PET scans can respectively be used to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer’s disease in individuals with […]