Hope for an early intervention to slow Alzheimer’s

Dr Robert Prowse

Looking for a medication to address Alzheimer’s Disease in its very earliest stages, means looking for research participants who are showing its very earliest symptoms. That’s no easy feat, when so many of the first signs of early memory loss, can easily be explained away as normal forgetfulness… Research is underway in Australia and New […]

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What’s new in Alzheimer’s research?

Dr Robert Prowse

As new treatments for Alzheimer’s continue to be trialled, some are focusing on its very earliest stages – the period of time when symptoms are starting to show, but people have not yet developed dementia. It’s hoped that getting in early might slow the development of Alzheimer’s Disease. There are a number of approaches underway, […]

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Is Alzheimer’s inevitable as we age?

Dr Robert Prowse

In many peoples’ minds, Alzheimer’s Disease and aging go hand in hand – it’s almost considered an inevitable part of growing old. But as researchers gain more understanding of the very earliest stages of the disease, they’re also looking at who is at risk – and who isn’t. The picture isn’t as dire as we […]

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Can we cure it?

Can We Cure It?

Since 1901, when the first case of Alzheimer’s disease was discovered, humans have set foot on the moon, piloted aeroplanes, and built hoverboards and robots. We have developed complex treatments for cancer and antiretroviral drugs for HIV, but the ability to delay, prevent or cure Alzheimer’s disease has, as yet, eluded us. This is what […]

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