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Hope rises for treatment to slow Alzheimer’s

Scientists meeting in Boston say an experimental treatment could slow the decline

An experimental Alzheimer’s treatment slowed mental decline in patients with early stages of the disease by 34 percent, the first evidence that a medication may be able to alter the course of the disease, according to research presented by scientists meeting in Boston on Monday.

Scientists were quick to note that the results they found in their analysis of the drug, known as Solanezumab, were modest and that much more study needs to be done to confirm that the medication truly is effective.

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