A Rare Success against Alzheimer's.
2017 (English)In: Scientific American, ISSN 0036-8733, E-ISSN 1946-7087, Vol. 316, no 4, 32-37 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
- Two hundred experimental drugs intended to treat Alzheimer's disease have failed in the past 30 years. Without new therapies, the number of patients worldwide will increase dramatically by 2050.
- A ray of hope has come recently from a clinical trial that showed that dementia's cognitive impairment might be prevented by paying close attention to various health factors.
- Participants in the study who followed a regimen of health-related steps registered improvements on cognitive measures such as memory and mental-processing speed.
- Results of this research suffice for health care professionals to begin making a series of recommendations to patients on diet, exercise and levels of social engagement that may help prevent dementia.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nature Publishing Group, 2017. Vol. 316, no 4, 32-37 p.
Research subject Natural Science, Medicine; Social Sciences, Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61665DOI: 10.1038/scientificamerican0417-32PubMedID: 28296841OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61665DiVA: diva2:1084188