Alzheimer’s Treatment May be Possible by 2050, Says Council
It has been recently revealed that the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research has conducted its second meeting in Washington. The meeting discussed a few of the important goals, which have to be accomplished with regard to Alzheimer's disease.
As per reported information, the number one goal of the council would be to develop a few ways by which Alzheimer's could be prevented and treated by the end of 2025. The council said that it is high time now and they have to take steps to bring this neurological disease under control. As per the World Health Organization, Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the world.
The official data revealed that 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. So, the council members want that a national strategy should be made, which is achievable and accountable to alter the trajectory of the disease.
If nothing would be done that too soon then it is predicted that nearly 15 million people would be living with disease by 2050. With increase in the number of patients, more caregivers would be needed. There are 15 million givers in the nation, but it is nearly impossible to have twice the number of care givers that are present now.
Principal Investigator Dr. William Jagust from UC Berkeley's Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute said, "Rather than simply providing resistance to Alzheimer's, brain-stimulating activities may affect a primary pathological process in the disease".
He further affirmed that research groups would need to work on cognitive therapies while keeping beta amyloid deposits scanning in mind. This beta amyloid creates tangle sin the brain which causes the main problem.
Early diagnosis is said to benefit a lot and the council has to make sure that more and more people start their treatment at an early age.
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