Skip to comments.Dementia treatment: First new Alzheimer’s drug for years on horizon - and it may be CURE
Posted on 10/14/2017 12:42:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
DEMENTIA - including Alzheimers disease - still has no effective treatment. However, the first new drugs for 14 years are likely to be approved next year - and they might just be the cure.
Dementia is a decline in mental ability, and Alzheimers disease is its most common type.
There are currently 44 million people around the world who suffer from the debilitating condition, which can cause memory loss and problems thinking.
Despite the fact it costs the UK £26 billion a year, scientists have remained unable to successfully treat Alzheimers and other types of dementia.
Last month a clinical trial for a new drug to treat Alzheimers, intepirdine, failed.
There are currently only four drugs that have been approved to help Alzheimers, and the most recent got the go ahead 14 years ago in 2003.
According to the Alzheimers Society, the medications used at the moment in the UK to help - but not cure - symptoms are donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine and memantine.
However, researchers believe that good news could soon be on its way, with fresh findings about potential new treatments expected to be published in 2018 and a wave of new results anticipated for 2019.
It means that an effective cure for the condition could be ready in a matter of years.
Here are three future treatment options on the horizon.
A drug to delay decline in people with mild Alzheimers
Tests are being done on an Alzheimers drug, that has been in the pipeline for 17 years, that could delay cognitive decline in people who have started to show signs of the disease.
Its phase 3 trial - the latest stage of a clinical trial before American companies present to the USs Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - is predicted to be completed by 2018.
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HERE ARE THE OTHER TWO:
2) A drug to prevent Alzheimers before its even begun
Research has shown that Alzheimers starts years before symptoms even begin to show.
Amyloid beta deposits in the brain slowly accumulate and build up into plaques, leading to symptoms.
A study by the University of Antioquia in Colombia are currently testing an amyloid-related drug on 300 members of an extended family who have a rare genetic mutation that causes early-onset Alzheimers.
3) A drug to clear out Alzheimers-causing plaque build up
Biogen, an American company, is developing a drug that treats the condition by clearing amyloid deposits in the brain out the way.
They are expected to announce results in 2019 or early 2020.
Several other companies are also following what has come to be known as the amyloid hypothesis.
I hope I remember it.
I was 36 when my mom died of alzheimers.
Motherless children have a hard time when their mother is gone.
A “cure” for Alzheimer’s would be great for mankind, but bad for any federal budget. Given how common is dementia, the costs to the system (Medicare) would be astronomical.
The cost to care for them is already astronomical.
I was 17. But not by Alzheimer’s. What is weird was I had been listening to that song by Eric Clapton just several hours before I got the news she had died.
And, what, another drug available across the planet for AGES...but not FDA ‘approved’ (aka palms greased) to be had on our soil?
This is great, but new MS drugs can run $80k a year. No one can afford these prices for “biologics.” Unless they can make them cbeap, what’s the point?
Thanks for posting.
a person’s food/beverage choice over years and lifestyle have much to do with not getting alzheimers, dementia and more.
and yes it starts before symptoms because it’s about toxicity and things getting outa balance which obviously starts/happens before symptoms of most illness.
researchers waste so much on research and drug crafting when simple practical things work just as well if not better, but most people just want to take a pill and not responsibility for their health and results of their unhealthy habits.
I thought scientists had solved this problem by something found in jellyfish. Im so damned tired of that Prevegin commercial I could scream. And Im surprised it is allowed...it does NOTHING for these poor suffering people. Its a lie and a hoax.
My uncle is in his mid-90’s and doing fine.
I think it is because his body temperature is lower than normal - his hands feel cold.
One other theory I have is that concentrated learning may be bad for the brain by causing it to lose the ability to form short-term and hence long-term memories.
Just like we could cure cancer, we could cure Alzheimers and a dozen other diseases but there’s more money to be made not curing them.
And that magic carburetor that will get you 200 mpg...
There's a really good reason why our drug approval process is what it is and the biggest is because other countries' agencies, s**k.
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