Pesticides and Alzheimer’s Disease

Several studies have shown that individuals regularly exposed to pesticides and herbicides are more likely to develop Parkinson’s Disease (PD), which makes it difficult for people to control their movements and can cause emotional changes. Now, there is reason to believe that pesticide exposure can also increase a person’s chances of developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Continue reading

Namenda Only Works for Severe Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

Memantine, known by the brand name Namenda, was approved by the FDA in 2003 for use in people with “moderately severe to severe” Alzheimer’s disease. The FDA rejected the manufacturer’s application to expand approval to include moderate or mild Alzheimer’s. However, the drug is often prescribed “off-label” for patients with mild Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment even though there is no evidence of its benefit. Continue reading