The New York Post recently reported that an experimental Alzheimer’s Disease drug may be a giant step in the fight against Alzheimer’s, in terms of preventing the disease altogether. Biogen, a Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company, developed the antibody drug, aducanumab. Researchers developed the drug from the blood of older individuals, up to age 100, who exhibited no signs of the disease. The drug works to destroy and remove amyloid plaques, which are toxic proteins that clump together and build up in the brain at high levels in cases of early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers had long suspected that the amyloid plaques caused the disease, at least in part.
Since there is currently no cure or even a productive treatment for Alzheimer’s, the possibility of a drug to treat it could be groundbreaking. Biogen is optimistic about the results of its study using the drug, but cautioned that its research only involved a very small trial. During the study, researchers gave 103 individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s varying doses of the drug, while another 40 individuals received placebos. Those who received higher doses of the drug showed the largest degree of amyloid plaque reduction and slowing in cognitive decline. The brains of these individuals were visibly clearer than prior to taking the drug. On the other hand, the brains of those who received placebos were largely unchanged, in that they still exhibited the same signs of amyloid plaque. Biogen has scheduled several larger trials of the drug through 2020.
Given the nature of Alzheimer’s Disease, the elderly nursing home residents who suffer from it are particularly vulnerable to incidents of abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregivers. We are the Wisconsin abuse lawyers whom you can turn to if you suspect or become aware of abusive actions taken toward your loved one while residing in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Regardless of the complexity or difficulty of your situation, the Madison injury attorneys of Boller & Vaughan are prepared to advocate on behalf of your loved one and hold assisted living or other long-term care facilities responsible for any abuse that has occurred.
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