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Emerging Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The battle worth fighting.

Alzheimer’s disease will claim 700,000 lives this year. As baby boomers continue to age, the Alzheimer's Association expects these numbers to climb dramatically. Much to the chagrin of experts and the public alike, there are only two classes of medications to treat the disease. “The frustrating thing about these drugs is they don’t stop the biology of the disease. They merely delay symptoms, and we need something more potent,” says Dr. David Knopman, neurologist and researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

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