Fast Five Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Management

Jasvinder P. Chawla, MD, MBA; Shaheen E. Lakhan, MD, PhD, MS, MEd


August 22, 2023

The current focus of research and development is prevention, detection, and treatment of early-stage disease. The recent discovery of biomarkers associated with Alzheimer's disease, evidence of protective factors against Alzheimer's disease, and the failure of medication trials in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease has prompted a shift toward prevention.

Research into early detection and treatment has borne fruit with the addition of the anti-amyloid class. Further, vaccine trials against Alzheimer's disease are promising and could change its projections and future costs to healthcare industries worldwide, as well as lead to healthier elderly populations.

Development of medications solely for severe disease, investment in daycare programs for patients with advanced disease, and early retirement programs to prevent are not the current focus of research and development.

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