"Promising" dementia drug made from pigs" brains could help 200,000 sufferers

'Promising' dementia drug made from pigs' brains could help 200,000 sufferers The new drug called cerebrolysin improves concentration, memory and mood among those suffering with vascular dementia The new drug is licensed in some countries but not in the UK or U.S.No serious side effects were reported from taking the drug By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:46 GMT, 31 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:32 GMT, 31 January 2013 The new drug called cerebrolysin improves concentration, memory processing and mood in patients Dementia sufferers may benefit from a ‘promising’ new treatment made from pigs’ brains, say researchers. The new drug – called cerebrolysin – improves concentration, memory processing and mood in patients with a certain kind of dementia known as vascular dementia, which affects up to 200,000 Britons

Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer"s – even if you have lots of friends

Feeling lonely could double the risk of Alzheimer's – even if you have lots of friends Dutch researchers found a significant link between feelings of loneliness – rather than having no friends – and the chances of suffering from Alzheimer'sAdds to mounting evidence that feeling lonely is a unique health risk factor | UPDATED: 07:49 GMT, 11 December 2012 Older people who feel alone are much more at risk of the degenerative brain disease (posed by model) Lonely people are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s in later life, say researchers. Their study revealed a significant link between feelings of solitariness – rather than having no friends – and the risk of having the degenerative brain disease.