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New Alzheimer’s Drugs Offer ‘Exciting Possibilities’

"We should think about these drugs as slowing progression of an underlying disease," said Dr. Paul Aisen, director of the Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute at the University of Southern California. The the test scores don't translate into day-to-day life changes, Aisen said. "The cognitive measures do not have a direct relationship to clinically apparent benefit," he told reporters.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The failure rate of Alzheimer’s drugs is in the 99%-plus range.  The one thing that is known about Alzheimer’s is that it is an inflammatory disease.  This would suggest an anti-inflammatory diet coupled with high-dose fish oil to reduce neuroinflammation may be the best “drug” to both prevent and treat Alzheimer’s.

 

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