Author Archives: Janet Stewart, MSc

Alzheimer’s Treatment Memantine Shows Promise in Treating Sickle Cell Disease

Memantine, a standard treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, has shown promise in treating sickle cell disease (SCD) in six patients, a 12-month pilot clinical trial found. The findings were presented at the American Physiological Society’s Physiological and Pathophysiological Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease conference in Washington, D.C. The study’s lead researcher,…

Young Sickle Cell Patients Who Don’t Take Medication Have Lower Quality of Life

Adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) who don’t regularly take the medication hydroxyurea (or who don’t adhere to prescribed instructions) are generally those with medication-taking barriers such as forgetfulness, lack of access, poor medication knowledge, fear of side effects, or doubts about the drug’s treatment, according to new research. Patients…