Tuesday, October 26

Why is there still no cure for Alzheimer’s if it was found more than 110 years ago?


  • Donald Weaver
  • The Conversation*

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The only drugs approved for Alzheimer’s only relieve some of the symptoms, partially and temporarily, but do not stop the disease from progressing.

As an Alzheimer’s researcher and neurologist caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease, I share the frustration – actually anger – of individuals and families when I tell them that I don’t have a cure to offer.

Over the past year, scientists tackled COVID-19, a previously unknown disease, and within months they developed effective new vaccines.

During that same time period, the list of Alzheimer’s treatment failures grew longer.

Actually, the only drugs approved for the AlzhIt isimer simply relieve some of the symptoms, partially and temporarily, but do not stop the progress of the disease.


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