drug slows progression of memory loss

New Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Memory Loss in Early Trial Results

The new drug slowed cognitive decline and reduced amyloid plaques, shown lower right in a colored light micrograph of an Alzheimer’s patient.CreditSimon Fraser/Science Source By Pam Belluck July 25, 2018 The long, discouraging quest for a medication that works to treat Alzheimer’s reached a potentially promising milestone on Wednesday. For the first time in a large…

Communication intervention is new marriage counseling for dementia patients

Researchers developed a communication intervention program to help couples affected by dementia. Published: by Interim HealthCare in Alzheimer’s When a patient is diagnosed with dementia, the disease takes a toll on his or her spouse as well. With years of shared memories, it’s hard to watch a partner’s cognitive ability decline. The Alzheimer’s Association encourages…