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Experts Warn on Mixing New Alzheimer's Drug and Antidepressants

Patients starting SSRIs and lecanemab may warrant close monitoring

Aug 18, 2023
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Few Early Alzheimer's Patients Qualify for Lecanemab

Inclusion and exclusion criteria whittle down pool of eligible treatment candidates

Aug 16, 2023
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Quest's Alzheimer's Blood Test Has Experts Concerned

"Patients will have a difficult time knowing what the results mean"

Aug 07, 2023
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CMS Announces New Dementia Care Model for Medicare Patients

Aims to provide more coordinated, ongoing care

Jul 31, 2023
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Screening Kids for Lipid Disorders; Oncology Drugs for Medicare Recipients

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Jul 22, 2023
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Alzheimer's Blood Tests May Improve Primary Care Diagnoses

Without biomarkers, primary care doctors correctly identified Alzheimer's in about 55% of cases

Jul 21, 2023
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Study of 1.6 Million Veterans Links Neighborhood and Dementia Risk

Despite equal access to care, health inequalities persisted in disadvantaged areas

Jul 20, 2023
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This Common Device Can Slow Cognitive Decline, Trial Shows

Hearing loss is more than a marker for dementia risk, it appears

Jul 18, 2023
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Donanemab Slows Progression in Early Alzheimer's

Safety issues linger, as details of three deaths emerge

Jul 17, 2023
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Low Amyloid Burden Bodes Well for Future Dementia Risk

A ray of hope amidst disappointing results from A4 trial

Jul 17, 2023
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Opinion
Registry Enrollment for Alzheimer's Drug Coverage Won't Help Much

A minimalist policy for a minimalist treatment

Jul 11, 2023
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Alzheimer's Drug Wins Full FDA Approval

Decision expands lecanemab's Medicare coverage

Jul 06, 2023
FDA APPROVED lecanemab (Leqembi) over a computer rendering of amyloid plaque on nerve cells.
Dementia Tied to Fluctuations in Blood Lipids Over Time

Variability in total cholesterol, triglyceride levels at age 60 and older raised risk

Jul 05, 2023
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Opinion
Without Early Detection, Fighting Dementia Is an Uphill Battle

A brief assessment in primary care can help identify patients most at risk

Jun 27, 2023
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