Senior Care Rancho Bernardo Alzheimer's Antidepressant

Antidepressant Appears to Target Alzheimer’s Disease Component

Senior Care in Rancho Bernardo Notes Alzheimer’s Disease News

Research on the causes of Alzheimer’s disease is notoriously slow and tedious. In many ways, this reflects the development of the disease itself—its symptoms often do not show up until ten to fifteen years after the first harmful proteins begin to build up. In another of the small but important steps along the road to battling Alzheimer’s disease, researchers recently found some promising results in a study focusing on a popular antidepressant.

Slowing Down Protein Production

Some elderly folks under senior care in Rancho Bernardo take the medication Celexa, an antidepressant, as part of their regular prescription routine. Suspecting that this drug could affect the beta-amyloid proteins that have taken the spotlight in Alzheimer’s research, they tested it on mice and then on younger adults. They found that it did indeed, at least in the short term, slow beta-amyloid production.

More Questions Ahead

Of course, it would be too simplistic to assume that a drug ingredient that could hinder beta-amyloid development would cure or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. But it would almost certainly be part of an eventual solution. In addition, scientists are concerned that the human body might quickly adjust itself to the effects of the drug and resume its previous rate of beta-amyloid production. Only long-term surveys will answer that concern.

Compassionate Senior Care in San Diego County

Although the going is slow, senior care in San Diego County continues to watch the progress of Alzheimer’s research with interest. Today, they find great joy in interacting with and caring for our seniors who suffer from the mysterious disease. Whether your elderly loved one is simply forgetting familiar things here and there or needs 24-hour supervision for the sake of safety, we look forward to serving you and your family with compassionate, expert care.

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Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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