Dr Emer MacSweeney
Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease – is there justification for cautious optimism in 2020?
With an aging population, Alzheimer’s is the only rising case of death; prevention of dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease has to be the way forward. This requires greater understanding of the cause of the disease, the biomarkers that enable early, accurate diagnosis and access to new generation treatments designed to slow down or, ideally, stop progression of early symptoms. Recent results for new treatments may be, at last, a cause for cautious optimism.