Currently, there are no effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease that slow or halt the relentless progression of this devastating disorder.
Imagine a life where you don't recognize your loved ones and can't talk to them, where you can't take care of yourself and you slowly lose hold of faculties that make you the person you are. These are realities for patients afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.
Early in Alzheimer's disease, patients have trouble making new memories, but older memories remain intact. A patient might be able to tell you about a school play that she was in 50 years ago, but can't remember what she had for breakfast. As the disease progresses, even older memories fade as they can't remember the good times they enjoyed with their parents, their children, grandchildren or friends. Even major life events such as the birth of their children, their careers, their wedding day... gone forever. Imagine not remembering when you first met your spouse, or when you saw your children walk for the first time. Cherished memories such as these make life worth living and they are stolen by Alzheimer's disease.
Leucadia Therapeutics has a novel approach to defeating AD