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Blood transfusions
krc19
Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 3:12 PM
Joined: 1/12/2020
Posts: 2


I've read that blood transfusions can be helpful with Alz. Has anyone had experience with them as a treatment option?
HowDoYouDeal
Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 6:46 PM
Joined: 2/17/2019
Posts: 302


No Experience, just a link

 

Going Indirect: Can Therapies Halt Alzheimer’s from Outside the Brain?

Apabetalone, an epigenetic drug that tamps down vascular inflammation, slowed cognitive decline in people with MCI. A new statistical analysis of results from AMBAR claimed the plasma-exchange therapy might boost cognition by removing pathogenic proteins from blood.

 

I believe this is the basis of the trials centered in Arizona

 

 

 


BadMoonRising
Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 1:39 PM
Joined: 4/22/2017
Posts: 300


Here's an older (2017) article describing transfusing blood from a young person to someone with Alzheimer's disease. I have not looked to see if this has been updated.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/are-blood-transfusions-way-to-defeat-alzheimers#1