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Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

Unlabeled Medications to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease:

Some of the unlabeled medications in the possible prevention of Alzheimer's Disease may include:

  • Aspirin
  • Acetylsalicylic acid
  • ASA
  • Added Strength Analgesic Pain Reliever
  • Adult Strength Pain Reliever
  • Aggrenox
  • Alka-Seltzer Effervescent Pain Reliever and Antacid
  • Alka-Seltzer Night Time
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold
  • Anacin
  • Anacin Maximum Strength
  • Anacin w/Codeine
  • Ancasal
  • APC
  • APC w/Codeine
  • APO-ASA
  • Arthritis Pain Formula
  • Arthritis Strength Bufferin
  • A.S.A. Enseals
  • Asasantine
  • Ascriptin
  • Ascriptin A/D
  • Aspergum
  • Aspirin PROTECT
  • Asprimox
  • Astrin
  • Axotal
  • Azdone
  • Bayer Aspirin
  • Bayer Children's Chewable Aspirin
  • Bayer Enteric Aspirin
  • Bayer Plus
  • BC Powder
  • Buffaprin
  • Bufferin
  • Bufferin Arthritis Strength
  • Bufferin Extra Strength
  • Bufferin w/Codeine
  • Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever
  • Cardioprin
  • Carisoprodol Compound
  • Cope
  • Coricidin
  • Coryphen
  • Coryphen-Codeine
  • C2 Buffered
  • Darvon Compound
  • Dorect Fpr,I;aru As[orom
  • Dristan
  • Easprin
  • Ecotrin
  • 8-Hour Bayer
  • Empirin
  • Empirin w/Codeine No. 2,4
  • Entrophen
  • Excedrin
  • Excedrin Extra Strength Geltabs
  • Excedrin Migraine
  • Fiorinal
  • Firoinal-C
  • Firoinal w/Codeine
  • Genacote
  • Genprin
  • Goody's Headache Powder
  • Halprin
  • Hepto
  • Lortab ASA
  • Low Dose Adult Chewable Aspirin
  • Marnal
  • Maximum Bayer Aspirin
  • Measurin
  • Midol Caplets
  • Momentum
  • Norgesic
  • Norgesic Forte
  • Norwich Aspirin
  • Mpvasem
  • Orphenadrine
  • PAP w/Codeine
  • Percodan
  • Percodan-Demi
  • Phenaphen
  • Phenaphen No. 2, 3, 4
  • Propoxyphene Compound
  • Riphen-10
  • Robaxisal
  • Robaxisal-C
  • Roxiprin
  • 692
  • SK-65 Compound
  • Soma Compound
  • St. Joseph Children's Aspirin
  • Supasa
  • Synalgos
  • Synalgos-DC Tablet
  • Triaphen-10
  • 217
  • 217 Strong
  • 292
  • Vanquish
  • Verin
  • Wesprin
  • Zorprin
  • Direct Formulary Aspirin
  • Halfprin
  • Novasen

Alternative Preventions for Alzheimer's Disease

Some of the measures that have been mentioned as possibly preventative for Alzheimer's Disease may include those below.

Note that some of these claims of prevention may not be correct, and may not prevent Alzheimer's Disease.

Medical news about treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

These medical news articles may be relevant to Alzheimer's Disease treatment:

Medications in Research in Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

Some medications used in the research into prevention of Alzheimer's Disease include:

  • Estrogen
  • Alora
  • C.E.S
  • Climacteron
  • Climara
  • Climestrone
  • Congest
  • Delestrogen
  • Depo-Estradiol
  • DV
  • Esclim
  • Estinyl
  • Estrace
  • Estraderm
  • Estraguard
  • Estratab
  • Extrovis
  • Feminone
  • Femogen
  • Femogex
  • Gynetone
  • Gynodiol
  • Gynogen LA
  • Menest
  • Menotab
  • Oesclim
  • Oestrilin
  • Ogen
  • PMB
  • PMS-Estradiol
  • Premarin
  • Premphase
  • Prempro
  • Progynon Pellet
  • TACE
  • Valergen-10
  • Vivelle
  • Vivelle-Dot
  • White Premarin
  • More research »

Clinical Trials for Alzheimer's Disease

Some of the clinical trials for Alzheimer's Disease include:

Curable Types of Alzheimer's Disease

Possibly curable or rare types of Alzheimer's Disease include:

Rare Types of Alzheimer's Disease:

Some rare types of Alzheimer's Disease include:

Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Treatments to consider for Alzheimer's Disease may include:

  • Mental stimulation
  • Tacrine (THA, Cognex)
  • Aricept (donepezil) - reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
  • Exelon (rivastigmine) - reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
  • Supportive care
  • more treatments...»

Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease:

Forgetfulness It's Not Always What You Think -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Scientists are working to develop new drugs that someday may slow, reverse, or prevent the damage caused by Alzheimer's disease and multi- infarct dementia. In the meantime, people who have no dementia symptoms can try to keep their memory sharp.

Some suggestions include developing interests or hobbies and staying involved in activities that stimulate both the mind and body. Giving careful attention to physical fitness and exercise also may go a long way toward keeping a healthy state of mind. Limiting the use of alcoholic beverages is important, because heavy drinking over time can cause permanent brain damage.

Many people find it useful to plan tasks; make "things-to-do" lists; and use notes, calendars, and other memory aids. They also may remember things better by mentally connecting them to other meaningful things, such as a familiar name, song, or lines from a poem. (Source: excerpt from Forgetfulness It's Not Always What You Think -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

NIA's Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease, 1998: NIA (Excerpt)

These investigators found that estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) was associated with a reduced incidence of AD in a group of older women. Incidence is the rate at which new cases of a disease occur. In this study, researchers found that women who took estrogen for longer than 1 year after menopause had a reduced risk of developing AD; their risk was reduced by about 80 percent compared to women who did not take estrogen. (Source: excerpt from NIA's Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease, 1998: NIA)

NIA's Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease, 1998: NIA (Excerpt)

Researchers in NIA's 40-year BLSA believe they have found a link between anti-inflammatory drugs and a lowered risk of AD. Scientists surveyed 1,417 men and 648 women enrolled in the BLSA between 1955 and 1994 about their use of medications. A total of 110 participants eventually were diagnosed with AD. Those who regularly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) other than aspirin had a lower risk of developing AD than those who took acetaminophen (Tylenol) or no painkillers at all. For men and women in the BLSA study who took NSAIDs regularly for as little as 2 years, researchers found a lower risk of AD by as much as 60 percent. NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen sodium (Aleve), indomethacin (Indocin), and many other painkillers. Tylenol has no anti-inflammatory properties. Aspirin users had a slightly decreased risk of AD, but this drop was not statistically significant in this particular study.

Researchers previously had noted that AD is less common in arthritis patients. Now it appears that this finding may be associated with the high rate of NSAID use by arthritis patients. The way NSAIDs might reduce the risk of cognitive decline is unclear. However, some scientists think that NSAIDs may help prevent the inflammation found in the brains of people with AD.

Scientists advise against taking NSAIDs to prevent AD based on these results alone. The BLSA survey identified only an association of NSAID use with a decreased prevalence of AD, and did not establish any causal relationship or protective effect of these drugs. NSAIDs have potentially serious side effects, including stomach irritation and ulcers. Further research is needed to determine whether NSAIDs decrease a person's risk of developing AD. As with estrogen, the only way to prove a cause and effect relationship is through clinical trials. Until such clinical trials are performed and the results carefully evaluated, taking NSAIDs to preserve cognitive function is not advised. (Source: excerpt from NIA's Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease, 1998: NIA)

Prevention Claims: Alzheimer's Disease

Information on prevention of Alzheimer's Disease comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Alzheimer's Disease prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.

 

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