Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Biogen’s $56K price on Aduhelm ‘simply unacceptable,’ Alzheimer’s Association says after vouching for FDA approval

Biogen’s decision to price its historic Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm at a whopping $ 56,000 per year unsurprisingly irked lawmakers in Washington D.C., but it’s now drawing criticism from the drugmaker’s own allies as well.  The Alzheimer’s Association, a leading advocate for Aduhelm’s FDA approval, said in a Saturday statement that the drug’s list price is “simply… Read More »

‘Zinc fingers’ may help treat Alzheimer’s, animal study shows

Researchers have used a genetic engineering strategy to dramatically reduce levels of tau — a key protein that accumulates and becomes tangled in the brain during the development of Alzheimer’s disease — in an animal model of the condition. The results, which come from investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Sangamo Therapeutics Inc., could… Read More »

Keto diet and alzheimers

My elderly parents — fiercely independent, living on their own, and aging relatively well — are highly motivated to keep their brains functioning at an optimal level. A significant loss of cognitive skills in either one of them would seriously threaten their cherished freedoms and greatly reduce their quality of life. A few of us… Read More »

Hormones May Explain Greater Prevalence of Alzheimer’s in Women

FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 — Women have more Alzheimer’s disease-related changes in the brain than men, and this may be linked to hormonal disruptions at menopause, researchers say. “About two-thirds of people living with Alzheimer’s are women, and the general thinking has been it’s because women tend to live longer,” said study author Lisa Mosconi… Read More »