Category: Neurodegenerative Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Signs and Symptoms

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Alzheimer’s Disease Signs and Symptoms

Mild Disease State

  • Memory loss or failure
  • Confusion especially about location of places
  • Daily tasks require more time
  • Bad Decisions due to impaired Judgement
  • Loss of Initiative and Spontaneity
  • Mood changes including increased anxiety

Moderate Disease State

  • Short and long-term memory loss
  • Issues with attention
  • Cannot recognize faces/people
  • Difficulty with reading, writing and solving simple number problems
  • Loss of organized thought
  • Unable to learn new steps or processes
  • Tearfulness
  • Wandering behavior often late at night
  • Repeated words or phrases
  • Delusions, paranoia, irritability
  • Loss of impulse control

Severe Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Change in weight; Usually weight loss
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Moaning; Grunting
  • Excessively sleepy
  • Bed wetting; Loss of Bladder Control
  • Loss of Bowel Control

The Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is clinical but other treatable conditions should be ruled out.  For a list of Diagnostic Tests to be performed in suspected Alzheimer’s Disease CLICK HERE

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Huntington’s Disease Clinical Trial

Huntington's Disease Clinical Trial

Huntington’s Disease Clinical Trial for Improvement in Motor Function

Location: University of Florida

Clinical Trials: At the Genetic Medicine Clinic we strongly support inclustion of patients with rare genetic diseases into clinical trials. We try to form partnerships with academic instituteions or will assist in being a site for the inclusion of patients into clinical trials when possible. Click Here or more details on our Philosophy about Clinical Trials.

We can also assist in finding clinical trials for which you may be eligible.

Purpose of Huntington’s Disease Clinical Trial

To study the safety and improvement over 26 weeks of an oral drug PF-02545920 on motor function in patients with Huntington’s Disease

Am I Eligible for the Huntington’s Disease Clinical Trial?

To be eligible for this trial on Huntington’s Disease you must be

  • Between 30-65 years of age
  • Early to mid-stage Huntington’s Disease
  • UHDRS total functional capacity equal or greater than 7
  • Not on TBZ, Clozapine, Amphetamine

There are also criteria that exclude you from this trial.  These include:

  • Previous history of seizures
  • Significant liver disease or failure
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • Evidence of Orthostatic Hypotension
  • History of Deep Brain Stimulation

 

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