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Medicine: Alzheimer’s Disease #1007011

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) A study finding that an insulin nasal spray has shown memory improvement in some patients with Alzheimer’s disease examined; details given about the connection between insulin resistance typical of type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s symptoms; diagram shown. [National Institutes of Health Dr. Laurie RYAN†- says it’s very promising.] [V.A. Puget Sound Dr. Suzanne CRAFT†- says the insulin reaches the brain very rapidly.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with Craft about this promising treatment. [From Seattle, CRAFT – says there is evidence it improves memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment; comments on the device that targets the nose-to-brain pathways; says we need a larger trial.]

Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert

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