Alzheimer’s-like symptoms reversed in animal study

Alzheimer’s-like symptoms reversed in animal study Alzheimer’s-like symptoms reversed in animal study For this study, the researchers took a look at two compounds: EGCG, or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a key ingredient in green tea, and FA, or ferulic acid, which is found in carrots, tomatoes, rice, wheat and oats. “After three months, combination treatment completely restored working…

Art preserves skills despite onset of vascular dementia in ‘remarkable’ case of a Canadian sculptor

Contact: Susan Yellin s_yellin@rogers.com 416-789-4567 St. Michael’s Hospital TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2013—The ability to draw spontaneously as well as from memory may be preserved in the brains of artists long after the deleterious effects of vascular dementia have diminished their capacity to complete simple, everyday tasks, according to a new study by physicians at St.…

Experts challenge FDA over approval for new dose of Alzheimer’s drug – Aricept ( donepezil ) Ineffective and harmful

Observations: How the FDA forgot the evidence: The case of donepezil ( Aricept) 23 mg Approval for a new dose of a best-selling Alzheimer’s drug “breached the FDA’s own regulatory standard” and has led to “incomplete and distorted messages” about the drug, warn experts on bmj.com today. In the first of a new occasional series, “not…