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New Drug Might Slow Alzheimer’s

Early trials suggest injections of a new "silver bullet" drug might help slow memory loss in people who don't quite yet have Alzheimer's, but who have some symptoms and who have the brain-clogging "plaques" that define the disease. The new drug, called aducanumab, is what's called a monoclonal antibody.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

To get a slight improvement in memory loss, you need to take a dose that causes brain swelling.  Some trade-off.

 

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