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Monthly Archives: March 2011

  • Join the Big Walk so the Alzheimer's team can take bigger strides reported by Jennie Baker

    Posted on March 31, 2011 by Sarah

    Although no treatments are available yet to halt the progression of Alzheimer’s, if more funding is poured into research the future will be brighter, say experts ahead of a charity walk.
    Alzheimer’s Research UK, based in Great Shelford, funds projects investigating the debilitating condition, which affects 6,000 people in Cambridgeshire alone.
    Dr Simon Ridley, head of research [...]

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  • Alzheimer’s drugs to be made available to all

    Posted on March 24, 2011 by Sarah

    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) today released its final guidance on four Alzheimer’s drugs.
    The guidance means the drugs Aricept, Exelon and Reminyl will be available on prescription to people in the early and moderate stages of Alzheimer's and Ebixa will be available to people in the late stages. PCTs must now [...]

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  • New Technique Could Help Those With Alzheimer's

    Posted on March 21, 2011 by Sarah

    A new technique for penetrating the blood-brain barrier could lead to therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers have indicated.
    A new way of delivering drugs to the brain could lead to new treatments for people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, motor neurone disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
    Researchers at the University of Oxford found that exosomes, which are tiny particles [...]

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  • Dementia Sufferers Need Help With Orientation

    Posted on March 16, 2011 by Sarah

    Sensory impairment has a big impact on those people suffering from Dementia. This can in turn lead to stress, agitation & behavioural problems.
    Care & Nursing Homes need to create a positive environment, so a person suffering from Dementia can see where they need to go and what is around them. One solution is good [...]

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