Injection that can halt the progress of Alzheimer's could be here in a decade
An injection capable of halting the progress of Alzheimer's could be available to patients within a decade, Britain's leading dementia organisation has predicted.
The Alzheimer's Society said a series of recent breakthroughs in treatments that disrupt harmful genes had brought scientists to a "tipping point" in their fight against the disease.
For decades, researchers have sought without success a treatment for Alzheimer's based on targeting damaging proteins that build up in the brain.
However, the "remarkable" results of a recent trial that set out to silence the troublesome genes that regulate proteins in children with a rare spinal condition has convinced scientists they could adopt the same approach in people at high risk of dementia.
Researchers have essentially changed tack completely in their approach. I would also hope that instead of just reactive injections, that they also try to look at what is causing dementia, although we know from past experience around advice on lifestyles and diet that people take very little notice of it.