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10 Best Ways to Prevent Dementia

Dr. Sharon Orrange - March 22, 2016

The most feared medical condition in folks over 55? Dementia—specifically Alzheimer’s dementia—according to multiple surveys. Cancer is a distant second.

The majority of dementia cases are Alzheimer’s dementia (AD), yet there is currently no easy way to screen for AD. Neuropsychological testing is still the gold standard (this is testing that takes a few hours with a neuropsychologist). Genetic tests are available but only for the rarer early onset form (a small percentage of dementia cases). See More

2015 In Review: The Good(Rx) and Bad

Elizabeth Davis - December 29, 2015

2015 was another tough year for American’s health care budgets. Insurance premiums increased, coverage was dropped for a number of important drugs, and overall we’re spending more for our health care.

Don’t break out the antidepressants yet—it’s not all bad news. A number of important drugs went generic, which will generally mean huge savings and lower costs. Plus, a large number of drugs actually decreased in price. See More

Can I Be Tested for Alzheimer Disease?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 29, 2015

Studies show that Alzheimer Disease is feared more than any other medical condition in people over 55, even cancer. It’s normal to be concerned if you find your memory is not as good as it used to be as you get older.
You may wonder: is this normal memory loss or do you have Alzheimer Disease (AD)? Are there any tests that can help you find out? There are a few ways to narrow it down.
Neuropsychological testing. See More

What’s New in Alzheimer Disease Treatment?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 28, 2015

There are 8 million new cases of Alzheimer disease (AD) each year—and while new headlines appear every week about potential cures, it may discourage you to know that many recent AD trials have been unsuccessful, though not for a lack of trying. In fact, there have been no new medication approvals for this currently untreatable disease in over ten years.

What about drugs already on the market? Current medications like donepezil (Aricept) and memantine (Namenda) have some benefits for symptoms, but don’t slow progression or prevent the disease. See More

Generic Namenda Is (Finally) in Pharmacies

Elizabeth Davis - July 22, 2015

After a long, complicated path, Alzheimers prescription Namenda finally has a generic in the form of memantine. Memantine is now in pharmacies—though for a while it looked like there might never be a generic Namenda at all.

First came the announcement in 2014 that Forest Pharmaceuticals was discontinuing Namenda and replacing it with Namenda XR.

Why the discontinuation? There were no safety or effectiveness concerns with the regular-release Namenda—but the patent expired in mid-2015, making a generic possible. See More

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