Research Continues, To Find Cure for Alzheimer's

Baby boomers are now between the ages of 42 and 60 and will soon be at risk for Alzheimer's.

It's a scary disease that robs you of your mind.

Researchers from around the world are working to find a cure.

There are FDA approved drugs to treat Alzheimer's symptoms, but now, doctors are testing drugs that may actually stop the disease.

One drug under study is called Evista. It's an osteoporosis drug.

Researchers at Rush University in Chicago are experimenting with a technique called gene transfer.

"We're going after something completely new and using a very novel method as well," explains Zoe Arvanitakis, M.D. of the Rush University Medical Center.

Surgeons inject the drug Cere 110 into the area of the brain that deteriorates early on in Alzheimer's.

Now, there are simpler things that can slow memory loss.

A recent study revealed people who had 22 milligrams of Niacin a day had an 80 percent lower risk of Alzheimer's than those that took half that amount.

Fish oil supplements can get rid of brain plague, which is a marker for Alzheimer's.


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