New approaches to one of the world’s most complex diseases are aiming to give months and years back to those facing an otherwise uncertain future.
In January 2015, at age 54, Brian was at work when he suddenly felt as if he had blacked out. For the next six months, the sensation continued, going from once a day to multiple times every hour. Doctors ran a series of tests and the results all pointed to one thing—early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
RESEARCHERS MAKING AN IMPACT
One of the Alzheimer's researchers working to find a cure is Samantha, head of clinical development of potential therapeutics at a biopharmaceutical company. Just in the last decade alone, she’s seen how emerging science has helped researchers unravel some of the major complexities of the disease. The more scientists learn, the better they are at developing new treatments aimed at slowing, and even preventing, Alzheimer's entirely. Today, with nearly 100 potential medicines in clinical trials, Samantha is more optimistic than ever that a cure will be found well within our lifetime.
Every day, I think how much I can do to help change people’s lives.
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TOGETHER, WE CAN BEAT ALZHEIMER’S
The war against Alzheimer’s might be far from over, but patients like Brian finally have hope for the future. And for good reason. With all the emerging advancements coming forward, we now have more promising treatments than ever before. One of which might just defeat this deadly disease entirely. For all of us.