Alzheimer’s Researchers Shift Focus from Treatment to Prevention

Recently, The Gainsville Sun reported on the developments and changes in approaches to Alzheimer’s in their community. In the past, the medical field was resigned to its role as it treated symptoms. Today, as the number of people projected to get the disease in the coming decades is expected to skyrocket, that focus is shifting towards trying to prevent Alzheimer’s onset.

“More recently we’ve begun to think a lot more about prevention in addition to, or sometimes instead of, treatment,” said David Borchelt of the McKnight Brain Institute and the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease. His work along with his colleagues is part of the frontline in the battle against Alzhiemer’s.

To learn more about the research being conducted and what has been behind the shift from treatment to prevention, read the full article here.

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