( June 7, 2021; MarketWatch )
“Alzheimer’s is one of the most incredibly difficult diseases that we know of,” said Charbel Moussa, associate professor of neurology and head of the laboratory for dementia and Parkinsonism at Georgetown University. Researchers have studied the “ideology” of the disease over the last 18 years, but there is still so much more to understand about it, Moussa said. Research of the disease must be compartmentalized, to dig deeper into how the brain functions, why chemicals are not properly transmitted, the effects on activities of daily living (such as bathing and putting on clothes) and the quality of life for patients and their caregivers. “This approval right now is going to open Pandora’s box,” he said.
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