US approval of Alzheimer's drug offers hope to patients in S'pore too

United States regulators have for the first time approved a drug that can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, offering hope for the growing pool of such patients here as well.

Current medications are able to treat just the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, a disease which robs patients of their memory and cognitive abilities as the cells in their brains that process, store and retrieve information degenerate and die.

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