An update on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in the elderly

It seems that expert researchers and medical doctors have had it wrong… in fact millions of patients they diagnosed with AD, don’t in fact have it.

From an article, New type of dementia identified

e, 30 April 2019.

“There’s no doubt that many people who were previously called Alzheimer’s, in fact, did not have Alzheimer’s.”

What do other experts think?

Prof Robert Howard from University College London said: “This is probably the most important paper to be published in the field of dementia in the last five years. 

“Treatment trials of drugs that are designed to work against Alzheimer’s will not have any efficacy against Late and this has important implications for the choice of participants in future trials.”

Fascinating indeed…

I guess this could also mean researchers like Bredesen will be found to be on the right track.

Wow!

Who could even imagine that?

You can read a DAI-ADI statement about he article here: A new type of dementia identified?

10 thoughts on “An update on Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in the elderly

  1. Interesting article, I do feel at times it seems doctors do tend to opt for the easier solution. More often then not, some Alzheimer’s patients may have undetected thyroid problems.

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  2. Having worked in this industry for so many years, I’m keenly aware of its limitations. This “new type of dementia” is as vague as any of the others. The article itself doesn’t say much beyond the hype. For example: “This paper is important because we know that dementia symptoms can be caused by many underlying diseases, and it is essential to understand what causes the diseases in order to develop targeted treatments.” That’s basically just saying that we’re still guessing. The truth is, though, that until we know the cause(s), it’s all guesswork. The solution might not be a drug at all, and yet that’s where most of the research dollars are going, unfortunately. Drugs and the brain don’t seem to be a good mix. The pharma community is fixed on finding something quickly so that they can supply the baby-boomer tsunami of seniors, but the real fix is probably in nutrition and lifestyle changes. Thanks for keeping us “in the know”, Kate.

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  3. So all along another major contributor to CID has been hiding in plain sight.The addition of LATE to the diagnostic categories proves that the causes of dementia has been one of the most complex of enigmas to crack ever. I am gobsmacked with this revelation. Thank you Kate for adding more information about this. The trick will be how to identify which protein is behind the decline to start with before they can even start thinking about intervention.

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