Search found 1416 matches

Go to advanced search

by NF52
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Moving a loved one and re-homing a pet
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Moving a loved one and re-homing a pet

I know this forum is not for caregiving per se, but I'm wondering if anyone has faced moving a loved one to memory care, who has a beloved pet. That maybe not what this forum is about, but I'm so glad you brought this up! I foresee a similar situation with my sister and her cats and want to follow ...
by NF52
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: Introduction, that is all.
Replies: 4
Views: 1584

Re: Introduction, that is all.

Thank you for the advice and the empathy, NF52. I found out last night that I am 3/4. I will probably cry a lot this week. I am so freaking scared. I'm trying to process. My mother and her sister (the one who died from the disease) both fought the good fight before it came. For my mother it was mos...
by NF52
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Cell culture study: apoe4 makes brain cells make vulnerable to COVID
Replies: 1
Views: 138

Re: Cell culture study: apoe4 makes brain cells make vulnerable to COVID

I've been away for awhile. But I thought there might be interest in this study, if it hasn't already been discussed. Hope you are all well. SUMMARY ApoE4, a strong genetic risk factor for Alzheimer disease, has been associated with increased risk for severe COVID-19. [We] found an increased rate of...
by NF52
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: European Drug Regulation Advisors Recommend Against Approving Aduhelm in E.U.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: European Drug Regulation Advisors Recommend Against Approving Aduhelm in E.U.

You can read a bit more about the Aduhelm associated death here: https://endpts.com/rbc-analyst-reports-aducanumab-case-file-points-to-the-controversial-alzheimers-drug-as-a-likely-cause-of-patient-death/ there look to have been multiple points at which increased risk could have been recognized and...
by NF52
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: European Drug Regulation Advisors Recommend Against Approving Aduhelm in E.U.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: European Drug Regulation Advisors Recommend Against Approving Aduhelm in E.U.

It's surprising that they only reference cost as their rationale for not recommending. Given the recent death associated with Aduhelm side effects, it seems like patient safety would have also played a part in their decision making. One patient death after treatment with Aduhelm was reported to the...
by NF52
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: an E4/E4 brain CAN recover
Replies: 36
Views: 14728

Re: an E4/E4 brain CAN recover

Soooo, as someone who was just diagnosed with a mild concussion today and freaking out about it due to being a 3/4, reading this brought me tremendous relief. For the record, I gave myself a concussion in the most ridiculous way: springing up from the bed due to a night terror and then letting myse...
by NF52
Wed Nov 17, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Blood Test for Amyloid in BAN2401 AD Prevention trial
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Blood Test for Amyloid in BAN2401 AD Prevention trial

Thanks NF52 for this report. There is another trial, "Trailblazer-ALZ" that is also looking at using a monoclonal antibody as a preventative therapy for persons at high risk for Alzheimer's. The Trailblazer trial uses a Lilly drug called donanemab while the trial you refer to uses a drug ...
by NF52
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: cholesterol suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: cholesterol suggestions

Cholesterol is very complex. Perhaps now a little less so. A recent publication in JAMA Cardiology 11-13-21 by N A Marston et al "suggested that apoB may be the primary driver of atherosclerosis and that lowering the concentration of all apoB containing lipoproteins should be the focus of ther...
by NF52
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Blood Test for Amyloid in BAN2401 AD Prevention trial
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Blood Test for Amyloid in BAN2401 AD Prevention trial

Some encouraging news on blood tests that can accurately predict whether someone has amyloid in their brain (not yet at CVS, folks!) [See my disclosure at end of post] New Blood Test To Identify People At Risk Of Developing Alzheimer's Symptoms Will Be Used In Clinical Trial Aiming To Prevent Memory...
by NF52
Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Our Stories
Topic: MTHFR C677T and E4/E4
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Re: MTHFR C677T and E4/E4

I am also MTHFR homozygote (C677T) and 63 years old. My cholesterol was always around 250 or 260 during before I entered perimenopause....Right now it's about 350. I haven't been a vegetarian since 2007, but I don't eat red meat. Turkey breast and chicken breast are the only meats that I consume. I...

Go to advanced search

 

 

cron