#TOTW (from 05-11-14): Alzheimer’s disease: common diabetes drugs could bring back memories

This has been an interesting week for dementia research, and it’s really a double #TOTW as there have been 2 really positive news stories relating to the latest research:

‘s disease: common drugs could bring back memories

and

Weekly injection could prevent ’s disease

The first link tells of research that has found how the drugs Liraglutide and lixisenatide, currently used to increase insulin production in people with diabetes may help slow or even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s. The second link explains how scientists have found a way to help get drugs through the blood-brain barrier and thus make them more effective.

Two for the price of one – go on…still won’t take up more than 10 minutes of your time and hopefully you’ll learn something, just as I did!

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