The Most Feared Disease in America
Alzheimer’s: The Most Feared Disease in America
and their lives—slowly stolen from them. This is the Disease of the Century.
The Newest Drugs Leave Tremendous Room for Improvement
The latest IV-infused drugs targeting amyloid slow disease progression by 27-29% (Lecanemab – van Dyck et al 2023 and Donanemab – Eli Lilly Press Release 2023), with burdensome side-effects such as brain swelling and brain bleeding (ARIA-E/ARIA-H), which require periodic MRI safety monitoring. This leaves an enormous need for new and complementary therapies that further slow disease progression, safely and less invasively.
patients with Alzheimer’s
leading cause of death >65 years old
in direct healthcare related costs in the US
estimated by unpaid caregivers