September is World Alzheimer’s Month and Saturday, September 21 was World Alzheimer’s Day.
In recognition, the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has published an open access, special issue that will be available to everyone for the first two weeks of publication.
Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso, Scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, has edited and led the special issue focusing on gait disorders and dementia.
A new study has found that a drug commonly used to manage symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias — donepezil — is associated with a two-fold higher risk of hospital admission for rhabdomyolysis, a painful condition of muscle breakdown, compared to similar medications.
Dementia is a growing problem in our aging society, with almost 10 million patients worldwide given a new diagnosis each year.