Mild Cognitive Impairment is a condition in which a person has memory loss or thinking problems that are worse than those caused by normal aging, but not bad enough to interfere with daily activities. A person with MCI has a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease,
This is a 28 week study in which qualified participants will take the investigational medication or placebo ( a dummy capsule without an active ingredient ) once daily by mouth.
Potential patients must have been receiving a drug containing Donepezil for the last 6 months,
A Randomized, Placebo controlled, Double-Blind Clinical Trial to Study the Efficacy and Safety of MK-8931 in Subjects with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Due to Alzheimer’s Disease. (Prodromal AD)
This is an 18 month study in which subjects that screen and qualify will go onto the program taking the investigation medication by mouth once daily.
Late-stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is extremely difficult for both the patient and the caretaker. The caretaker is forced to watch as their loved one’s cognitive and physical abilities slowly decline. It is physically and emotionally draining.
Knowing your major concern areas ahead of time can help you deal with these issues better once your loved one reaches that point.
Learning that your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease can be a very difficult experience. Learning about the stages and treatments of the disease, and helping to plan for the future are all daunting tasks. While the primary focus tends to be on the patient, it is equally important for the family and caregivers to take care of themselves.
If you have just been diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD), you may be wondering what your next steps should be. This is a frightening time, but preparation will make the disease’s progression much easier on you and your family. This blog outlines the major concerns that you will face in the latest stage of AD.
Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, and it is often classified into several stages. These stages are simply known as Early stage, Mid-stage, and Late stage. Sometimes these stages are broken down even further. None of the stages have a specific time length, and the time spent within each stage will vary by individual. Regardless, the middle stage is perhaps the fastest-moving stage.
The early stages of Alzheimer’s are marked with significant behavioral changes. Friends and family will likely notice behavioral changes long before the patient does. Behavioral changes are often gradual and subtle, and they increase as the disease progresses. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is almost a pre-Alzheimer’s disease, but not all patients with MCI will develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Many patients and caregivers do not know how to start preparing for the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Confusion, sadness, and a feeling of hopelessness are common after diagnosis. However, if the patient and caregiver use self-management techniques, then these feelings can be significantly decreased, and the patient’s and caregiver’s quality of life can increase. Self-management is the patient’s and the caregiver’s combined efforts to take control of treatment and how they will handle their condition.
Finding out that you have Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) can be an extremely difficult time for everyone involved. Emotional reactions to the diagnosis will vary depending on the individual, but the following responses are fairly common:
- Overly emotional responses
- Loss of motivation
- Frequently agitation
If you are experiencing these emotions,