Alzheimer’s Therapy: Where Is The Cure?
- Music therapy
- Art Therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Physical Therapy
- Drugs that attack beta-amyloid proteins and tau proteins in the brain
- Chronic inflammation
- Vascular dysfunction
- Metabolic irregularities
- Changes in gene regulation that may activate Alzheimer’s disease
- A loss of connecting points between neurons, which then prevents information to flow between brain cells
Obviously, Alzheimer’s is a very complex disease, and none of the singular approaches have been successful. Therefore, according to this recent reviews conclusion, scientists should be focusing on a combination therapy approach.
The combination therapy approach should find drugs that each targets one of these key processes. In fact, note the authors, combination therapies are the standard of care for other major diseases of aging. These include heart disease, cancer, and hypertension.
No doubt, in their opinion, this same approach, will be necessary in treating Alzheimer’s. And, they may even find the cure for this intractable disease.