Alzheimer’s cure? Not yet, but new drug is lifting hopes


For the first time in a Phase II clinical trial, mental decline in a group of Alzheimer’s patients was slowed by a third over a two year period.

This means that the participants’ ability to think and to care for themselves dropped at a significantly slower rate than patients given a placebo.

After six to 12 months of taking an experimental drug called donanemab, the patients’ brains appeared to be cleared of protein amyloid plaques.

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