About five million Americans have Alzheimer's, and 500,000 of these Americans are diagnosed with it before the age of 65.
There may be hope now in the fight against Alzheimer's. Right now nine drugs are in their final testing stages. The new drugs could stop or in some cases even reverse this disease.
The disease is caused from plaque build up in the brain, which leads to memory loss and eventually fatal brain damage.
The Regional Director for Grand Junction's Alzheimer's Association thinks if these nine drugs work it would be great. "That would be phenomenal. Drugs now only work in certain people . They don’t stop or reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s so coming up with drugs that would actually stop or reverse it would be incredible."
For more information contact the Alzheimer's Association helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit the website at www.alz.org.