Author Archives: Magdalena Kegel

Cognitive Decline in Mild Alzheimer’s Slowed with Azeliragon

Data from a Phase 2b clinical trial showing that  vTv Therapeutics‘s investigational drug, azeliragon, slows cognitive decline in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto this week. Azeliragon is a drug that blocks the receptor RAGE (Receptor for Advanced Glycation Endproducts) in…

‘Monster in the Mind’ – Brilliantly Crafted Alzheimer’s Film Overturns Doomsday Predictions

On July 26, a different kind of happening interrupted the usual bustle of activity at this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC 2016) in Canada. Attending scientists became the first viewers (at a sneak-peek preview before the North American premiere) of a new kind of full-length documentary film — one that reveals untold…

Pilot Study on MEND for Cognitive Decline to Be Presented at AAIC 2016

North Carolina-based Muses Labs will show its latest technology and services July 24-28 at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Expected to spur most interest is a presentation by the company’s chief technology officer, John Q. Walker — results from a pilot study of the MEND Protocol, a…

Running Improves Memory Through Muscle Factor, Could Deter Dementia

That running can boost our memory to the same degree or more than brain training is an old observation that still puzzles scientists worldwide. But a new study by National Institute on Aging scientists is providing information about how that happens and emphasizing that to keep memory from fading, people should keep running. The study, “…

Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Easily Identified Through Simple Number Test That Screens for Cognitive Impairment

A simple number naming test can identify those with cognitive impairment among elderly individuals, clearly differentiating patients with dementia and people with mild cognitive impairment from cognitively healthy people. The study, “Screening Utility of the King-Devick Test in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease Dementia,” published in…