There are 143 drugs being tested in clinical trials for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Over 80% of these drugs are designed to try and slow down how quickly Alzheimer’s gets worse and progresses.
What drugs are there for people living with Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s disease causes the cells in the brain to get sick and eventually die, which leads to symptoms like memory loss.
To treat Alzheimer’s disease, we need to find effective drugs that are able to slow down or stop it. These drugs are often called ‘disease-modifying’ treatments.
At present, there are no disease-modifying treatments available in the UK for any type of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.