Tag Archives: Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Nuedexta Manufacturer Avanir Pharmaceuticals Targets the Elderly

The company's sales force aggressively markets the controversial drug to nursing homes

About two years ago, advertisements for the drug Nuedexta began appearing on televisions across the United States. They showed actor Danny Glover alternately laughing and crying uncontrollably, mimicking the behaviors seen in people with a condition known as pseudobulbar affect, … Continue reading

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Diabetes Drug Shown To Reverse Memory Loss In Mice With Alzheimer’s

The drug could eventually be used to treat humans with dementia

Researchers from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom have found that a type 2 diabetes drug significantly reverses memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s disease. Though the benefits have only been seen in mice so far, researchers believe that the … Continue reading

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