Scientist See a Potential Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease
A potential cure for Alzheimer’s has been found and revealed in a new study that appears to have uncovered what causes the debilitating deadly disease.
The new treatment would use drugs that are currently being prescribe to fight HIV Aids.
“For the 1st time, we can see what may cause the disease,” lead researcher Jerold Chun told reporters in New York. “We also uncovered a potential near-term treatment.”
The news report added: “Chun and his colleagues at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in San Diego, Calif., compared brain samples of seven people who had Alzheimer’s with six who didn’t.
The researchers were able to show that the genetic blueprint of the people with Alzheimer’s changed dramatically as they developed the disease, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.”
Researchers discovered the gene that is linked to Alzheimer’s and that during an individual’s life genes are shuffled in the brain, including the Alzheimer’s gene.
The manner in which the genes are shuffled is similar to the way HIV spreads and the good news is a drug has been developed to stop that shuffling. That can lead to the ability to keep Alzheimer’s in check, meaning a person’s decline can be arrested.
Clinical trials are the likely the next step, using the FDA-approved drugs.
Like any other disease, early detection plays a Key role in getting the right help at the right time for Alzheimer’s disease.
To ensure early detection, there are warning signs that we should never ignore.
“Although it is unfortunately incurable at the present time, there are strategies you can implement to help slow down the progression of the disease,” says Dr. Gary Small, author of “2 Weeks to a Younger Brain” and the Mind-Body Health Report newsletter.
‘In our book “2 Weeks to a Younger Brain” we focus on nutrition, stress management, physical exercise and mental stimulation to keep the brain healthy and potentially delay the symptoms of dementia,” he says.
Some warning signs you should never ignore are: If you notice that memory problems are affecting your daily life, or that of a loved one, or perhaps finding ordinary conversation an increasingly difficult struggle you may be experiencing some of the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5-M Americans have this dreaded disease and according to Harvard Health Report, estimates suggest this number will affect 13.8-M Americans by the year Y 2050.
Already it’s the 6th leading cause of death in the US but experts say that recognizing its earliest warning signs can help those at risk receive the best treatment to delay and cope with the symptoms.
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