Despite promising trends in this regard, there is a slowdown in the emergence of new treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
Current treatments for Alzheimer's disease temporarily improve symptoms related to memory loss and problems associated with thinking and logic.
These Alzheimer's disease treatments enhance the functioning of brain chemicals, which carry information from one cell to another in the brain. However, these treatments do not stop the decline and death of brain cells involved in the disease. And because more cells are dying, Alzheimer's disease continues to worsen.
Experts are cautiously hopeful about the design of treatments for Alzheimer's disease that can significantly stop or delay the exacerbation of the disease.
The growing understanding of how the disease damages the brain has led to the provision of potential treatments for Alzheimer's disease that interrupt the cycle of the underlying processes of the disease.
Future treatments for Alzheimer's disease could include a combination of drugs, similar to how treatments for many cancers or HIV/AAIDS include more than one drug.The following therapeutic options are among the strategies currently being studied.