7/27/2015 – A new drug being tested raises hopes for people with Alzheimer’s

Jul 27, 2015 Comments Off by

More than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, 15.5 million Americans are currently caring for them.

A new drug might provide some hope for those showing very early symptoms of the disease. This monthy, at the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington, the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly released new data on a drug that seems to prevent the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain — the type of plaques many doctors believe are tied to Alzheimer’s.

Read the full article at Public Radio International (PRI).

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