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Howard Fillit, MD: The Importance of Biomarkers for Alzheimer Disease

Howard Fillit, MD: The Importance of Biomarkers for Alzheimer Disease

September 26th 2018

Fillit spoke about remaining need for additional biomarkers in Alzheimer, and what has been developed in recent years.


Krista Lanctot, PhD: Addressing Alzheimer Disease Agitation

Krista Lanctot, PhD: Addressing Alzheimer Disease Agitation

September 25th 2018

The psychiatry and pharmacology professor at the University of Toronto and senior scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute spoke about the use of cannabinoids to treat agitation in Alzheimer.


Irina Pikuleva, PhD: Using Efavirenz in Alzheimer Disease

Irina Pikuleva, PhD: Using Efavirenz in Alzheimer Disease

September 24th 2018

The Carl F. Asseff Professor of Ophthalmology and the Director of the Visual Sciences Research Center at Case Western Reserve University further discussed the trial of efavirenz in AD.


Eugenia Trushina, PhD: Communication and Learning Through Collaboration

Eugenia Trushina, PhD: Communication and Learning Through Collaboration

September 21st 2018

For the associate professor of neurology, learning, listening, and collaborating are the keys to improving the field of care.


Paul Newhouse, MD: Exploring VU319 in Alzheimer Disease

Paul Newhouse, MD: Exploring VU319 in Alzheimer Disease

September 20th 2018

The Jim Turner Chair in Cognitive Disorders at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine explained more about the molecule and the subsequent trial of it.


Howard Fillit, MD: Emphasizing Care in Alzheimer Disease

Howard Fillit, MD: Emphasizing Care in Alzheimer Disease

September 19th 2018

With a heavy focus on the need for new treatments in Alzheimer, there remains a need to ensure patients are cared for first and foremost.


Biomarker Research Required to Further Advance Alzheimer Drug Discovery

Biomarker Research Required to Further Advance Alzheimer Drug Discovery

September 18th 2018

Novel biomarkers are being explored to help expedite the development of new treatments for Alzheimer disease.


Ronald Crystal, MD: Introducing Genetics into Alzheimer Disease

Ronald Crystal, MD: Introducing Genetics into Alzheimer Disease

September 18th 2018

Could the introduction of gene therapies into the Alzheimer space be the beginning of a new era of treatment?


Eugenia Trushina, PhD: Mitochondria as a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer

Eugenia Trushina, PhD: Mitochondria as a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer

September 18th 2018

The associate professor of neurology at Mayo Clinic spoke about targeting mitochondria to treat neurologic disorders.


Howard Fillit, MD: Alzheimer Disease Drug Development Improvement

Howard Fillit, MD: Alzheimer Disease Drug Development Improvement

September 18th 2018

The ADDF's founding executive director and chief scientific officer spoke about the gains in clinical trials in the last 5 years.


Ronald Crystal, MD: APOE2 Gene Therapy for Alzheimer Disease

Ronald Crystal, MD: APOE2 Gene Therapy for Alzheimer Disease

September 17th 2018

The chairman of the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine shared his experience with the therapy and its potential in the space.


Kelvin Tsoi, PhD: Combination Therapy, Monotherapy in Alzheimer Disease

Kelvin Tsoi, PhD: Combination Therapy, Monotherapy in Alzheimer Disease

August 23rd 2018

After identifying and reviewing 76 randomized trials, combination therapy with memantine and AChEIs is confirmed to have no additional benefits over monotherapy.


Lutz Frolich, MD, PhD: Learning from Negative Trials

Lutz Frolich, MD, PhD: Learning from Negative Trials

August 22nd 2018

Lutz Frölich, MD, PhD, spoke about the importance of continuing with research in light of negative trials in Alzheimer disease.


James Hendrix, PhD: Progress and Challenges in the Alzheimer Space

James Hendrix, PhD: Progress and Challenges in the Alzheimer Space

August 20th 2018

Hendrix spoke to the challenges he and colleagues come across, as well as his hope for the promising future.


Dennis Selkoe, MD: Current Challenges in Alzheimer Disease and Hope for the Future

Dennis Selkoe, MD: Current Challenges in Alzheimer Disease and Hope for the Future

August 19th 2018

Selkoe spoke to a number of topics in the Alzheimer space, including the challenges in the field and his excitement for the future.


Lutz Frolich, MD, PhD: Collaboration Between Clinicians and Industry

Lutz Frolich, MD, PhD: Collaboration Between Clinicians and Industry

August 18th 2018

Lutz Frölich, MD, PhD, discussed the imperativeness of collaboration between stakeholders—clinicians, pharmaceutical companies, researchers—in developing therapies for Alzheimer disease.


Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD: Innovations in Alzheimer Disease

Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD: Innovations in Alzheimer Disease

August 17th 2018

The neurosurgeon from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre spoke about his excitement about where the medical community is at, at this point, in the understanding of Alzheimer disease.


Gill Livingston, MBChB, MD: Challenges of Sleep Difficulties in People Living with Dementia

Gill Livingston, MBChB, MD: Challenges of Sleep Difficulties in People Living with Dementia

August 16th 2018

Livingston spoke to a number of topics in the dementia space, including the challenges clinicians face and her hope for the future.


Lutz Frolich, MD, PhD: Tempering Expectations for Alzheimer Disease Advancements

Lutz Frolich, MD, PhD: Tempering Expectations for Alzheimer Disease Advancements

August 16th 2018

The head of the Department for Geriatric Psychiatry, Central Institute of Mental Health talked about the biggest challenges facing medicine in treating and understanding Alzheimer disease.


Gill Livingston, MBChB, MD: Manual Based Intervention for Sleep Difficulties in Dementia

Gill Livingston, MBChB, MD: Manual Based Intervention for Sleep Difficulties in Dementia

August 15th 2018

DREAMS-START demonstrates that a manual-based psychological treatment for sleep disorders in dementia is feasible and acceptable.


Krista Lanctot, PhD: Treating Agitation in Alzheimer Disease

Krista Lanctot, PhD: Treating Agitation in Alzheimer Disease

August 15th 2018

Nabilone significantly improved agitation, neuropsychiatric symptoms, cognition and nutrition in patients with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer disease.


John Didsbury, PhD: Going Against the Grain in Established Alzheimer

John Didsbury, PhD: Going Against the Grain in Established Alzheimer

August 14th 2018

The founder and CEO of T3D Therapeutics, Inc., spoke about T3D’s desire to go against the grain and trend in the therapeutic development for mild to moderate Alzheimer disease.


Jeff D. Williamson on the SPRINT MIND Trial

Jeff D. Williamson on the SPRINT MIND Trial

August 14th 2018

The findings suggest that intensive lowering of blood pressure may reduce the risk of mild cognitive impairment and the combined risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, but not dementia alone.


Lutz Frolich, MD, PhD: Target Patient Populations for Alzheimer Therapies

Lutz Frolich, MD, PhD: Target Patient Populations for Alzheimer Therapies

August 14th 2018

The head of the Department for Geriatric Psychiatry, Central Institute of Mental Health discussed his thoughts about patients with mild dementia and prodromal Alzheimer disease.


Harald Hampel, MD, PhD, MA, MSc on Advancements and Challenges in the Alzheimer Space

Harald Hampel, MD, PhD, MA, MSc on Advancements and Challenges in the Alzheimer Space

August 13th 2018

Hampel looks to the future of the Alzheimer space and sees promise, especially since there’s transfertilization from other advanced science fields in medicine like oncology, diabetes research and rheumatology.


Samantha Budd Haeberlein, PhD: The TANGO II Trial of BIIB092

Samantha Budd Haeberlein, PhD: The TANGO II Trial of BIIB092

August 12th 2018

The vice president and head of Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and Movement Disorders in Late Stage Clinical Development at Biogen spoke about the upcoming TANGO II trial in Alzheimer disease.


Davangere Devanand, MBBS, MD: Challenges in Symptom Management in Alzheimer Disease

Davangere Devanand, MBBS, MD: Challenges in Symptom Management in Alzheimer Disease

August 12th 2018

Davangere P. Devanand, MBBS, MD, discussed the possibility of neurologists prescribing low-dose lithium for patients with Alzheimer and symptoms of agitation.


Anton P. Porsteinsson, MD: The s-CitAD Study Design

Anton P. Porsteinsson, MD: The s-CitAD Study Design

August 11th 2018

The Director of the University of Rochester Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education Program discussed the ongoing study, which is exploring s-citalopram in patients with Alzheimer who also have symptoms of agitation.

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