Point-of-Care Testing

Angie Szumlinski News

We have all heard about them, most of us have used them during the COVID pandemic, point-of-care testing. We can test for some of the most problematic infections in our communities but imagine if you will, being able to access point-of-care testing for diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)!   Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent form of dementia. It is presently …

Hops!

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For those of you who enjoy an adult beverage that contains hops, listen up! A recent study conducted at the University of Milano-Bicocca tested four common varieties of hop flower extracts found in beer to see how well they could help prevent brain protein clumping. Surprise, the testing found that hops were able to block amyloid beta proteins from clumping …

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias?

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Imagine, in a perfect world, you could make lifestyle changes to prevent the most common causes of dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. Sound interesting? Sure, it does – who wouldn’t want to prevent such a debilitating disease?! I know what you are thinking, tell me more, right? Okay, in 2021, the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s disease (National Plan) introduced a new goal …

Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

Metformin and Dementia

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In a study published on medRxiv (not yet peer reviewed), researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes, over aged 50, and new users of Metformin, had about a 20% lower rate of dementia than patients taking Sulfonylureas (Glipizide, Glucotrol, etc.). The new users of Metformin also had about a 20% lower rate of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and vascular dementia. …