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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 5 drugs that have proven to temporarily slow the worsening of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms for an average of 6 – 12 months in around 50% of individuals who take them.

Alzheimer's Association. 2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures. Alzheimers Dement. 2011; 7(2): 208-44. http://www.alzheimersanddementia.com/article/S1552-5260(11)00036-7/fulltext

Reference

Title
2011 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
Publication
Alzheimers Dement
Publication Date
2011
Authors
Alzheimer's Association
Volume & Issue
Volume 7, Issue 2
Pages
208-44
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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