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Could a new drug cure Alzheimer’s? | TV shows


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Japanese and US pharmaceuticals announced the results of a trial hailed as a breakthrough.

Data from Japanese and US pharmaceutical companies shows that a new drug can significantly slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients by up to 27%.

The 18-month trial involved nearly 2,000 people in the early stages of the disease.

Dementia costs more than a trillion dollars globally, and early detection is crucial to recognizing the signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive impairments.

So what will be the effect of this new drug?

Indicator: Mohammed Jamjoom

Guest:

Graeme Sutherland – Son of someone with Alzheimer’s and social media ambassador for Alzheimer’s Scotland

Bart De Strooper – Director of Dementia Research UK

Susan Kohlhaas – Research Director at Alzheimer’s Research UK

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