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Drugs fail to slow decline in inherited Alzheimer's disease; Drugs fail to slow decline in inherited Alzheimer's disease

Feb 10, 2020 - The Canadian Press

Two experimental drugs failed to prevent or slow mental decline in a study of people who are virtually destined to develop Alzheimer's disease at a relatively young age because they inherited rare gene flaws.

The results announced Monday are another disappointment for the approach that scientists have focused on for years -- trying to remove a harmful protein that builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's, the leading cause of dementia.

"We actually don't even know yet what ...