Dec 7, 2012

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New Criteria Identify Commonly Prescribed Drugs that are Potentially Risky for Older Adults - American Geriatrics Society
A wide range of medications—some relatively new and others long available—can cause serious side effects and other adverse events in people 65 and older if not prescribed with care, according to the new American Geriatrics Society Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults.

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Gladstone Scientists Recommend Renewed Focus on ApoE as Target for Halting Alzheimer’s Disease - UCSF
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, which is affiliated with UCSF, are recommending a shift in efforts to treat Alzheimer’s disease by developing drugs that target the apoE4 protein, which has long been associated with an increased risk for the disease.

Woman, convinced she'll get Alzheimer's, races to live her life - York Daily Record
Patti Kuhn has a strong family history of the dementia and tested positive for a genetic marker. That drives her desire to make as many memories as she can.

Memory Loss Could Be Caused By Your Meds, Not Your Age - Huff Post
Do you take medicines to help you sleep or manage allergies? Many seniors do. But these same medicines could also be impacting your memory and ability to concentrate.

New research shows a connection between common medications to treat insomnia, anxiety, itching or allergies and problems with memory loss and concentration in the elderly.

Preparing For The Looming Dementia Crisis - NPR
According to the World Health Organization, about 36 million people worldwide currently suffer from some degree of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease. Experts predict the number is set to double by 2030. Most families and health care systems are largely unprepared.

Dementia Study: Calcium Plus Vitamin D Disappoints - AARP
Taking calcium pills combined with low-dose vitamin D did not protect older women from dementia, a large new study found, but the researchers think vitamin D alone may offer some help.

Police Seek Help Finding Missing San Carlos Alzheimer’s Patient - CBS
Reva Leham was reported missing after she walked away from an assisted living home at 777 Bayview Drive in unincorporated San Carlos .

Merck Launches Alzheimer’s Trial - C & N

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