Researchers have come a long way in their understanding of pathology and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, since the first recorded case in 1906. As the cause of Alzheimer’s disease among different age groups was never clear, it was difficult for researchers to come up with a cure for it. The ever growing awareness on Alzheimer’s disease has made researchers work upon different hypotheses. While all of them are not successful, some are showing promising results.
If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in the year (2020), your doctor may prescribe you Aducanumab. It has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the only medication that targets Alzheimer’s disease by removing the amyloid plaques in the brain. The other available medications only treat mild to severe symptoms to make life easier for the patients.
Besides this, another breakthrough research may help you receive treatment for Alzheimer’s through vaccines. A group of researchers have developed a vaccine called TAPAS that has reduced amyloid-plaque formation and stabilised brain glucose metabolism in mice. Moreover, TAPAS vaccine has lowered neuron loss to prevent memory fog. Research has shown that the humanised version of the vaccine had positive effects. This opens a new route of passive immunisation against Alzheimer’s disease.
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