Alzheimer’s disease: 'Groundbreaking' drug to slow condition could soon be available

ALZHEIMER’S disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK and is a condition that relates to the decline of brain functioning. Dementia affects around 850,000 people in the UK and those figures are set to rise by two million by 2051. A new groundbreaking treatment could help to halt these worrying figures. What is it?

Campaigners have welcomed steps towards approving a potentially ‘groundbreaking’ drug treatment for people with Alzheimer’s. The drug maker, Biogen, said it was seeking regulatory approval for aducanumab in the US on Tuesday after new analysis of drug trial data revealed it had helped reduce the clinical decline of patients with early Alzheimer's disease. This will be the first treatment to help slow Alzheimer’s disease and could soon be available to millions. Biogen...
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