I'm not very up-to-date with new medications..sorry...
My husband is on Reminyl..maximum dose and has been on this dose for about 18 months..
His consultant has recently advised me that it is probably no longer working and it may be withdrawn at the next hospital visit..in August.
I'm aware that there has been a supposed miraculous "turn around" for an Alzheimer's patient who was injected with, I think, a drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis...I may be wrong.There is a lot of ongoing research..sadly it will probably be too late for any of this to benefit my husband.
Forgive me..I'm going to be blunt..
As I see it there is currently no cure for Alzheimers..current drug therapy may mask the worst symptoms..for a time..
In order for me to deal with this..for my sake..and my husband's..I prefer to know and hopefully understand what I'm dealing with now..and prepare myself for what we both may have to face in the future..
TP is helping me to come to terms with this..talking with fellow members..like yourself..reading threads and posts..asking questions..giving support..and receiving it ..
It's not an easy road that any of us travel..I wish you well..
like gigi said there is no cure not even here. Wish there were. I'd cure everyone! I do know that if you feel that what is going on is not alzheimers then go for a second opinion. There are problems out there that can mimic AD. I can't think of the exact problems name right now, but when mom first showed early signs and after she had been diagnosed with AD I asked the dr. if it would be possible to have an mri done to look at the brain. What we were looking for in particular was "water on the brain". It has an initialed name that starts with NH and is cured by inserting a shunt at the base and relieving the pressure. Please do not take this as a cure it is just a point to bring up .....most cases indeed are AD. I'm not a physician, but I have done my research and several years ago it was almost a point of trying to prove my sil wrong. (She's one of those people who go to school for a day and believe they have a dr's degree at the end of it.)
PS I want to say it is called neurohydrocephalis but am not sure.
That would explain me not seeing Namenda. I've talked with a friend and this is what he sent me...he knows that there are drugs in trial here, but will not be available for at least another year or two. It seems that when there is someone working on an AD drug here before it can get approval it has more strenuos trials than other drugs. I think this is a real ethical issue and the FDA does not want to be put in the position of approving something that will come back to haunt them if it proves to have problems in the long run. Usually you can get a drug in England/Europe before it is available here.
Sorry to say that, but unfortunately it seems to be that way. Now if they come up with a cure I'm sure the FDA will jump at making it available here first. Sorry, that's just how backwards part of our government is.
Good morning carers thanks for your views on what I was told was a reversal for this dreadful disease I have been back to the advisor in Spain and he says it was on early morning television and the name of the tablet was something like ALMEHEZON I am going to try to get more information and I will post any results I get once again my thanks to all of you in the alzhimers army
apparently your dr. has some information that is half truth. i have been doing some research for over here and came across a notation on phase III clinal trial drugs. These clinical trial are on 4 drugs. One of which is named...alzehemed. The trial gave significant information that has led the company not to release it until all the data is understood.
If you would like to read what was given as a synopsis here it is