The overall technological progress in medicine and the overall increase in the quality and safety of life, compared to even a century ago, led to a substantial growth of the population, and longer life expectancy for humans -- more and more people live up to their 60s, 70s, 80s and longer. However, living longer results in the substantially increased risk of developing one excruciating disease for which scientists have no cure and no clear understanding of its biological roots. This is about Alzheimer’s disease, the debilitating disorder that causes cognitive decline and eventually leads to full patient dependence on a caregiver. There are currently 35 million people with Alzheimer’s disease dementia worldwide and this number will continue to grow.
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Topics: Novel Therapeutics