Alzheimer research to treat disease

Written by: Dr. Rafael Blesa González
Published: | Updated: 18/02/2019
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

For more than 20 years ago, there are drugs for the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer's. However, the last approved indication that dates back to 2002.

Alzheimer So far all clinical trials designed to change the course of the disease have failed. Specialists in Neurology say that the best treatment for the patient remains his caregiver, accompanied by all measures that have been created for patient care and support of family in each of the stages of the disease (home care, hospitals sociomedical day, etc).

Excellent research tries to demonstrate that, acting in very early stages, it can prevent progression of symptoms; mainly attacking the deposition of amyloid protein and tau. But above all, hope lies in translational research which will understand the relationship between the accumulation of these proteins in the brain, neurodegeneration and associated symptoms. Neuropsychological exploration specialist is able to detect those cognitive changes that are characteristic of the onset of Alzheimer's, while the use of biomarkers, in cerebrospinal fluid, and neuroimaging (CT, MRI), molecular imaging (PET-FDG, PET-amyloid) indicate the degree of risk of developing Alzheimer's disease very early stage or even in asymptomatic phases.

With research will be fought the disease since its inception and may establish guidelines for primary and secondary prevention: "O investigate, or investigate us."


Edited by Noelia García Pino

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Rafael Blesa González

Blesa Dr. Gonzalez is a leading Neurologist adults. He specializes in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, which has established itself as a premier professional. Since 2003, he is the Director of the Neurology Department of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. He has published several books and scientific articles on the specialty. He combines his professional career with teaching, serving as Associate Professor of Neurology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is a member of various medical societies.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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