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Tuesday Tips for Caregivers ~ A New Drug for Alzheimer’s? What We Know So Far. . .

Tuesday Tips for Caregivers ~ A New Drug for Alzheimer’s? What We Know So Far. . .

The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug called aducanumab, marketed as Aduhelm and created by the drug company Biogen. It is a amyloid beta-directed antibody used to reduce the plaques that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s. Despite this seemingly positive news, there still remains many questions unanswered, as well as some controversy around the approval.

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Tuesday Tips for Caregivers ~ Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?

Tuesday Tips for Caregivers ~ Alzheimer’s vs. Dementia: What’s the Difference?

On ElderCare’s blog, we talk a lot about dementia and Alzheimer’s without really going into the differences between these two terms. In this post, we will provide definitions for Alzheimer’s and dementia, what the differences are, and what are the various characteristics that define degenerative neurological disorders. By the end of this post, you will have a better understanding of Alzheimer’s, as well as dementia more broadly.

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