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DHA May Slow Cognitive Decline

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Howard Fillit, MD

While more research is needed to demonstrate the value of routine DHA screening for all seniors, these studies suggest it may play a role in helping slow the progression of very early Alzheimer's disease.

Three Trends In Alzheimer's Research Provide Reason For Hope

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

New treatments for Alzheimer's are on the horizon and the pipeline of drugs in development is more diverse than it's ever been.

Partnerships Play a Key Role in the Battle Against Brain Diseases

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

When the Lauder family founded the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) in 1998, they knew that proprietary boundaries would only limit effort...

Inflammation May Hold Key to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.04.2016 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? The answer may be found in inflammation.

How a " for Scientists" Could Lead to a Cure for Alzheimer's

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

Nonprofit research foundations are creating innovative ways for scientists to find resources and the assistance they need to advance their research. Central among these innovations: a growing online marketplace -- a veritable for scientists -- that may help researchers to discover the next drug to treat Alzheimer's disease.

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About Alzheimer's Research

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

Earlier this month I joined some of the world's preeminent physicians and neuroscientists in Copenhagen for the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference, which featured more than 100 sessions on a diverse range of Alzheimer's topics. Those sessions represent an incredible amount of new material and research to digest, so I've narrowed down the highlights.

My Father's Battle with Alzheimers

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

I knew my father was following a typical Alzheimer's course. After more than 35 years of geriatric medical practice, I have watched this devastating disease unfold in similar ways for thousands of patients. But watching my father's mind deteriorate was uniquely painful.