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Researchers find liver drug has benefits for Alzheimer's treatment

September 5, 2018
by I Advance Senior Care
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Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia.

It affects around 5.7 million people in the United States and about 46.8 million people worldwide.

This condition is characterized by progressive memory loss, difficulties with problem-solving, and disorientation, among other symptoms.

The current treatments for Alzheimer's focus on slowing down the progression of some of these symptoms and managing the condition's impact on a person's behavior and psychological state.

For this reason, new research is always on the lookout for more targeted treatments focusing on the mechanisms that drive Alzheimer's at cellular level.

In a new study, investigators from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom found that a drug that has so far been used to treat liver disease could actually also help tackle Alzheimer's disease, according to Medical News Today.

The researchers report their findings in a paper published in the Journal of Molecular Biology.

Read the full story at Medical News Today.

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