Will Alzheimer’s Be Effectively Treatable By 2025?

The American Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced a strategy that aims for an ‘effective treatment’ for Alzheimer’s Disease by 2025. Although there are currently treatments they slow down the rate of progress of the illness rather than reverse the underlying condition. The new strategy suggests a more effective treatment which will target and reverse the underlying pathology. This ambitious goal was declared at the National Institute of Health’s 2 day symposium on tackling Alzheimer’s Disease.  The US Department of Health and Human Services have also launched a new Alzheimer’s Disease website which provides information about the disease to the general public. The website has many resources and although it is focused on American healthcare services there are sections explaining the disease as well as a link to the National Plan.

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