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2012-05-11 05:26:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Contrary to previous thought, promoting excess brain activity in patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) can actually hinder rather than help memory performance. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment is a disorder associated with the onset of Alzheimer´s disease, characterized by a person´s memory being worse than expected for their age. "In the case of early aMCI, it has been suggested that the increased hippocampal activation may serve...

2012-05-10 22:32:50

A study led by a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and published in the May 10 issue of the journal Neuron suggests a potential new therapeutic approach for improving memory and interrupting disease progression in patients with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer's disease. The focus of the study was "excess brain activity" commonly associated with conditions that cause mild cognitive decline and memory loss, and are linked to an increased risk of...

2011-07-20 13:09:47

An existing anti-seizure drug improves memory and brain function in adults with a form of cognitive impairment that often leads to full-blown Alzheimer's disease, a Johns Hopkins University study has found. The findings raise the possibility that doctors will someday be able to use the drug, levetiracetam, already approved for use in epilepsy patients, to slow the abnormal loss of brain function in some aging patients before their condition becomes Alzheimer's. The researchers emphasize,...

2005-06-09 18:39:02

An experimental drug combined with an already-popular memory-enhancing compound may further delay memory loss in patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, Johns Hopkins University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from University of North Carolina, have found. The findings, described in the June issue of Neuropsychopharmacology, also indicate that the experimental treatment in question "“ a compound known as SGS742 "“ works by blocking certain chemicals...