Dementia Treatment Drugs Could Be Available by 2025

Success in recent drug trials is bringing new hope to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists and researchers in the field are encouraged by their results, predicting that dementia treatment drugs will be available in the next decade.Dementia Treatment Drugs Could Be Available by 2025

Read more about the reasons for their optimism and the future of drug treatments for Alzheimer’s prevention.

Hope for Dementia Treatment

Experts are predicting that a treatment for Alzheimer’s will be available in the next 10 years. Driven by success in recent drug trials, researchers are optimistic that a treatment and proven prevention method will be available in the next decade.

Professor John Hardy, a renowned dementia expert from University College London is encouraged by recent drug trials stating:

“I think we’re on target for therapies by 2025. All of us are excited about drug trials that are going on now. In the coming year we will know if we are already at the start of a new era of better treatments for slowing or stopping the development of Alzheimer’s disease. I am confident that over the next decade or so we will find more effective ways of preventing or slowing down the dementias. By 2050 such advances should be benefiting at least a million people a year in the UK.”

Positive Trends in Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment

There is reason to be optimistic in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Since the 1980s, the rate of dementia has fallen by 20%, largely because of positive lifestyle changes, like a greater awareness of the impact diet and exercise can have on brain health.

Additionally, last summer, one drug trial found that the drug “Solanezumab” could prevent mental decline in people with Alzheimer’s by 33%. The study was the first time that a drug worked on attacking the actual disease process by clearing out amyloid plaques thought to cause dementia, rather than just reducing the symptoms of the disease.

Director of Research and Development at the Alzheimer’s Society, Dr. Doug Brown, is also encouraged by the progress made in recent drug trials, saying:

“The development of treatments that can slow the rate of memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease will, without a doubt, mark a turning point in the way dementia is managed, and be life-changing for people with the condition. We are now making much needed advancements in our understanding of what goes wrong in the brain when dementia develops and what we should be doing to tackle it.

Do you think a cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia treatment by 2025 is a reality? Why or why not? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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  • Jane Bottsford

    As the wife of a pioneer Physician in peripheral vascular surgery I am left to watch his decline to a man who can hardly speak at times or dress himself, in early stages of forgetting how to feed himself with a questionable diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson. At 81 he has never drank alcohol, smoked or used drugs. The epitome of a person of health. We would welcome a clinical trial with anything that could stop what is happening to him. May God bless all pioneers in the fight against dementias.

  • Raymond Butcher

    My dear wife of nearly 40, years has been diagnosed with a mixed dementia. She worked in the Care for the Elderly since 1977, until her retirement 3, years ago. Now she needs help herself. This disease is so cruel for her and frankly, heart wrenching for her family and friends. Watching the decline of such a beautiful and caring person is so heartbreaking for all concerned. So desperate are we all that we are prepared to take part in the trial of a new drug
    in the hope hope of finding a breakthrough for this devastating condition.

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