Independent Panel Finds Insufficient Evidence to Support Preventive Measures for Alzheimer's Disease – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Since first described in 1906, Alzheimer’s disease has gone from a rarely reported disorder to one of the most common disabling diseases among older adults. It is an especially feared and heart-breaking disease, in part because treatments are limited. Dr. Neil Buckholtz at the National Institute on Aging explains.
Buckholtz: The current treatments provide some symptomatic benefit for a small period of time, maybe a couple years, but there are no treatments that are currently available that will delay the progression of the disease.
Narrator: But Dr. Buckholtz emphasizes that while more research is needed, there are new studies and clinical trials going on now. Learn more at www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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