Dr. Angelo Sambunaris from Institute for Advanced Medical Research answers a reader’s question about treatments for Alzheimer’s.
Q: I just learned that there have been no new treatments for Alzheimer’s in over 10 years. What are the options for my elderly mother?
A: Consider enrolling in a clinical study specifically designed for Alzheimer’s patients. Here you will receive a diagnostic review and specialty care all at no cost. Research shows that people involved in clinical studies do somewhat better than people in a similar stage of their disease who are not enrolled, regardless of whether the experimental treatment works and you may be able to gain access to new drug therapies that are not available to the general public.