Archive for the ‘ALZHEIMER’ Category

BMJ 2005;330 (11 June):

Obesity in middle adulthood increases the risk of dementia later in life, independently if you have other medical problems.

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Janice Hopkins Tanne; BMJ  2007;335:226 (4 August).

Patients with severe Alzheimer’s disease who are living at home with family care givers and are treated with donepezil stabilise or decline more slowly than patients given placebo, according to a multinational, randomised, placebo controlled trial published in Neurology (2007;69:459-69).

North American researchers were suspicious of the decision by the UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) not to fund donepezil for patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease.

They said donepezil might SLOW decline in these patients.

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