Drug fails to reduce Alzheimer's agitation

INDIANAPOLIS, May 4 (UPI) -- A drug that had appeared promising did not ease clinically significant agitation in Alzheimer's patients, U.S., British and Norwegian researchers say.

Holistic dementia care cuts costs

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Indiana University's memory care model -- holistic dementia care, which combines drug and non-drug interventions, could reduce costs, researchers say.

Some medications cause cognition problems

INDIANAPOLIS, June 2 (UPI) -- Drugs -- many over-the-counter -- for allergies, hypertension or asthma can cause cognition problems in the elderly, U.S. researchers found.

Drug for Alzheimer's behaviors underused

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Cholinesterase inhibitors, used to treat cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, are safe and effective for symptoms of dementia, U.S. researchers said.

Dementia 'ref flags' rather than screens

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Screening for dementia without symptoms, unless there is a suspicion of a problem, may lead to negative consequences, U.S. and British researchers found.

Most with dementia not treated

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Sixty percent of people with dementia or pre-dementia in Indiana -- representative of the United States -- are not recognized as having the condition.

Acid blockers may boost cognitive risk

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A U.S. report says long-term use of stomach acid blockers such as Pepcid and Zantac may be linked to cognitive impairment in some older adults.

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