Aduhelm – The new ‘wonder drug’ for Alzheimer’s disease?

Aduhelm – The new ‘wonder drug’ for Alzheimer’s disease? Aduhelm is the first new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease for some decades. This should be a reason to celebrate but the story of the development of Aduhelm is not straightforward and has led to quite some controversy. So, how does Aduhelm actually work and what is … Continue reading Aduhelm – The new ‘wonder drug’ for Alzheimer’s disease?

Who was the first person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease?

Who was the first person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease Who was the first person ever diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease? What do we know about this person? And is that person still relevant today? Let’s find out. Most people interested in the history of dementia will know about the doctor who first described Alzheimer’s disease for … Continue reading Who was the first person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease?

Behavioural symptoms and dementia progression

Behavioural symptoms and dementia progression Behavioural symptoms are common in dementia and cause often the greatest distress to the person with dementia and their carers. There have been also suggestions that behavioural symptoms can lead to a faster dementia disease progression. What is the scientific evidence for that? And if so, which behavioural symptoms are … Continue reading Behavioural symptoms and dementia progression

Rare dementia series – Corticobasal degeneration

Rare dementia series: Corticobasal degeneration One of the least understood rare forms of dementia is Corticobasal degeneration. Many people will have never heard of this type of dementia, including many clinicians and healthcare professionals. So, let’s explore Corticobasal degeneration. What type of dementia is it? And does it overlap with other dementias? Let’s find out. … Continue reading Rare dementia series – Corticobasal degeneration