Treatment Horizon for Alzheimers Disease: What to Expect for the Future
While there is no current treatment plan in place that can cure Alzheimers disease, there is still a great deal of research being done to help find a cure and to help make current treatments more effective in slowing down the progression of Alzheimers disease. Although a great deal of progress has been made it is important that those passionate about the cause continue to support research studies for Alzheimers care so that in the future, a cure can be found. Here is what to expect about the future of Alzheimers treatments.
What Scientists Are Saying
There are many scientists who are optimistic about the future of Alzheimers treatment based on the past research that has been done. There are many that believe there will be an eventual development of medications that are used together to help treat Alzheimers disease. However, more private and government funding will be needed before a cure can be found.
Expectations for the Future
There is no denying the progress that has been made over the past few decades in terms of understanding Alzheimers disease and working towards a cure. As for the future, progress has already been made in studies on the following topics and future progression in these areas can be expected in the future:
Beta-Amyloids- These are the primary components in the plaques that form in the brain of an Alzheimers patient. Research has recently discovered more about these plaques from testing and they are currently developing medications that will help prevent the formation of these beta-amyloids. Several clinical trials have already been conducted on these treatments.
Brain Inflammation- One of the primary abnormalities in the brain of Alzheimers patients is the inflammation that tends to take place. Research has been done to understand this inflammation and why it occurs and on anti-inflammatory treatments that may be able to be used in Alzheimers patients.
Insulin Issues- Many researchers have found a link between Alzheimers disease and the way the brain cells process insulin. This research hopes to find new solutions to support brain cell function and to help slow down the progression and development of Alzheimers disease.
Tau Protein Issues- One of the other primary characteristics of Alzheimers disease, besides plaques, is tangles in the brain. This abnormality is one of the only ways to diagnose that a person has Alzheimers disease. These tangles disrupt the cells transport system. Current research is being done to help prevent these tau protein molecules from collapsing and from forming tangles in the brain.
The only way to continue to make process in these areas of study is to promote research, development and clinical trials on Alzheimers disease. While a great deal of progress has been made, more progress needs to take place until we have found a cure for this devastating condition.