Tag: Alzheimer

A high baseline intake of vitamin B12 is linked to lower risk of developing Parkinson’s disease (PD), new research suggests.

“The results leave the door open for the possibility that vitamin B12 may have a beneficial effect in protecting against PD,” lead author Mario H. Flores, PhD, a research fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, told Medical News. Read more…

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In 2019, the estimated number of global dementia cases totaled 57.4 million. That number is expected to nearly triple by 2050. Given the predicted surge in incidence, and the lack of substantial treatment options, research into potential risk factors to help avoid the condition is being closely monitored. Read more…

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• Donepezil (Aricept, Adlarity) is a first-line treatment for dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease. It can help those who have mild, moderate, or severe disease.
• Aricept is a brand of donepezil that is taken orally. It comes in two forms: a traditional tablet and an orally disintegrating tablet (ODT). Donepezil is available as a transdermal patch called Adlarity.
• Aricept has been on the market for nearly three decades. Adlarity is a novel alternative that might be better suitable for some people or their caregivers.
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