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Two older drugs could be 'repurposed' to fight dementia - NHS Choices

"Depression and cancer drugs offer hope for dementia sufferers," Sky News reports. The headline is prompted by a study looking at the effect of two drugs – one used to treat depression and another being trialled for cancer treatment – on ...and more »

Living With Alzheimer's: 5 Ways To Help Patients With Dementia Enjoy Life - International Business Times

Alzheimer's disease has an unusual distinction: It's the illness that Americans fear most — more than cancer, stroke or heart disease. The rhetoric surrounding Alzheimer's reflects this. People “fade away” and are tragically “robbed of their ...and more »

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug' - BBC News

Scientists hope they have found a drug to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia. In 2013, a UK Medical Research Council team stopped brain cells dying in an animal for the first time, creating headline news around the world. But ...and more »

Could cancer drugs help slow down dementia? - ITV News

Drugs used to treat cancer and depression could also help slow down the effects of dementia, a new study claims. If they are proven to work, experts say it is a "very exciting first step in treating these disorders". Both medicines, one a licensed ...and more »

Depression drug that could slow Alzheimer's: Treatment found to reduce brain shrinkage in early tests - Daily Mail

A drug formerly used for depression could be a possible treatment for Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests. Trazodone was shown to reduce brain shrinkage in early tests – and as it has already been proven safe for humans, it could be on the market in ...and more »

Drug already prescribed to millions of Brits 'may protect against Alzheimer's' - The Sun

A DRUG already prescribed to tens of thousands of Brits may protect against Alzheimer's. Researchers found the antidepressant trazodone reduced brain shrinkage, prevented cell death and improved memory in tests on mice. Anti-depressant drug ...and more »

Two existing drugs halt neurodegeneration in mice - Medical News Today

In a new study, researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) in the United Kingdom reveal how a licensed antidepressant and a compound currently being trialled as a cancer drug blocked brain cell death, reduced brain shrinkage, and restored ...and more »

Trazodone: Licensed Antidepressant Can Cure Almost All Neurodegenerative Disorders, Scientists Suggest - Science World Report

A team of researchers from the U.K. Medical Research Council has successfully used Trazodone to block the death of brain cells in mice models with prion disease and frontotemporal dementia. The study was led by Giovanna Mallucci, professor at the ...and more »

Scientists discover two repurposed drugs that arrest neurodegeneration in mice - Medical Xpress

A team of scientists who a few years ago identified a major pathway that leads to brain cell death in mice, have now found two drugs that block the pathway and prevent neurodegeneration. The drugs caused minimal side effects in the mice and one is ...and more »

Repurposing Drugs to Stave-Off Dementia - Technology Networks

A team of Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists who a few years ago identified a major pathway that leads to brain cell death in mice, have now found two drugs which block the pathway and prevent neurodegeneration. The drugs caused minimal side ...and more »