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Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Cognitive Disorders

Biogen Inc revived plans on Tuesday to seek U.S. approval for Alzheimer's treatment aducanumab, surprising investors and saying data from more patients in two discontinued studies showed the drug reduced the decline of patients.
Maladaptive personality traits while in high school may be independent risk factors for dementia a half-century later, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
SAN DIEGO—While medications can address some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can delay its onset and slow progression of the disease, a geriatric psychiatry expert told attendees at Psych Congress 2019.
In people at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a half hour of aerobic exercise 4 to 5 times a week may delay brain deterioration, according to a proof-of-concept study published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
An Alzheimer's vaccine developed by a privately held Slovakian biotech firm showed early signs of efficacy in a mid-stage trial, a rare step forward in the fight against the brain-wasting disease, the company said.
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