Alzheimer’s News There is much new research to report. One such study is looking at the Glia cells in our brain which can remove amyloid-beta and tau tangles, but sometimes cause damage and inflammation. In Australia, ultra sound has been used to clear amyloid plaque. There has also been auditory/visual stimulation in MIT research to clear amyloid. Some drugs improve symptoms. Cholinesterase Inhibitors known as Exelon and Razadyne can help with symptoms for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s. Aricept can help with all stage symptoms. Namenda can help with moderate to severe stage symptoms, as can Namzaric which is a combination of Aricept and Namenda. The large U.S. Pointer 2-year clinical trial currently underway is evaluating whether lifestyle interventions (eating a nutritionally balanced diet, not smoking, getting regular exercise and cognitive stimulation) can protect cognitive function. And, a new study is evaluating how amyloid beta is regulated by our sleep cycle and the circadian rhythm.
Post Date: April 16, 2020