Our Thoughts on the Outstanding Write Up by Bill Gates
We dont have the scientific tools we need to stop Alzheimers. There hasnt been a new drug for it approved in more than 15 years.
Thats in part because its so hard to run clinical trials for this disease; the average clinical study for Alzheimers takes 4 to 8 years, versus just 1.5 years for a typical study of cardiovascular disease, and is also much more expensive to run.
Theres still no cheap, effective way to diagnose the disease.
- Increasing awareness among patients
- Developing better diagnostics
- Raising awareness of clinical trials, plus encouraging patients and doctors to be more open toward participating
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It is great to have someone like Mr. Gates powering the search for a cure and working alongside researchers as we explore every avenue available to us. We need people with his commitment and conviction in this fight and it is important that we attack Alzheimers from every angle, be it genetic, pharmacological, or lifestyle focused.
We look forward to reading the findings of Mr. Gates and his team, were all in this together and a comprehensive approach will be the key to cracking this mystery.
Author(s): Dean Sherzai MD, PhD (c), MPH, MAS