What Causes Alzheimer's Disease?

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation

Some form of this question has titled many previous entries in this blog. It is a topic that continues to be addressed in the news because we really don't know the answer. An excellent summary of the various theories is offered by Forbes in their latest issue.

This is a particularly interesting summary because it also includes a description of the drugs in development based on each theory. The amyloid hypothesis is clearly driving the bulk of development work but several other mechanisms are being tested through the clinical trial process.

The march of scientific discovery will continue onward and the answers will be revealed in time. Until then, we need to press forward with early intervention and management of this disease as best possible with the treatments that are currently available.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks for sharing. It would be great if the true cause of this disease was found. Watching loved onces slowly disappear is terrible.