In the United States and Europe, the current focus of research and development of drugs to treat moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease has transitioned to prevention, early detection, and treatment of early-stage disease. The recent discovery of biomarkers associated with Alzheimer's disease, past evidence of protective factors against Alzheimer disease, and the failure of medication trials in patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease prompted a shift toward prevention.
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 drug research and development in the United States and Europe.
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Cite this: Jasvinder P. Chawla, Shaheen E. Lakhan. Fast Five Quiz: Alzheimer's Disease Management - Medscape - Dec 21, 2022.