A Vaccine for Alzheimer’s Shows Promise in Human Trial

A Dublin based United Neurosciences Company has been pursuing a vaccine trial even though some past vaccine trials ended in brain swelling and cancellation. This drug called UB-311 is completing it’s phase 2a Clinical Study. The 2b study for efficacy and then Phase 3 for proper potency will follow if all goes well.

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New Focus on Blood-Brain Barrier Spurs Research on Dementia

It is thought that the blood-brain barrier becomes more permeable as we age, allowing molecules harmful to neurons to enter the brain, triggering inflammation and cell death. It has long been assumed that dementia was due to the accumulation of beta-amyloid proteins, but numerous studies focusing on beta-amyloid have failed to make headway in the fight to find a cure for dementia. Now focus is being placed on the study of the blood-brain barrier to develop new treatments.

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Learning How To Stop The Merry-Go-Round

Besides learning how to live in the present, learning how to stop the merry-go-round of negative thinking was the most valuable tool I learned in my years of caregiving. Perhaps you don’t quite understand my meaning. I mean the act of getting mad about something and then playing and re-playing the scenario in your head ad infinitum!

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