Depending on costs and side effects if it works, hopefully as soon as somebody reports memory problems the doctor would give a jab to prevent the progress, maybe they would give an anti Alzheimer's jab in the same way that they give flu jabs.Kathleen said:Just a thought, but if this does halt the progression of the illness, how will they decide when to give the injection?
I would have hated leaving Mum in her anxious or tearful or wandering and wanting to go home phases indefinitely.
It does seem to be a wonderful drug, but could it be too much of a gamble.
Or have I misunderstood the concept?
By the time Mum was diagnosed, she was distressed as she couldn't think straight and felt her head was "full of cotton wool" she was also suffering frequent anxiety attacks.Skye said:I think the idea is to give the vaccine as early as possible on diagnosis. It will destroy plaques, but can't restore brain cells that have already died,
It certainly is, Nat. I certainly had no idea that research was moving in that direction.jc141265 said:If this vaccine works its a dream come true
What would happen, though, if one specific part of the brain is destroyed? For example, John's language centre is almost completely gone, though other areas still function reasonably well.I would also suggest that such a vaccine if it really worked could be given in quite late stages and then the person could enter rehabiliation programs to learn to use their brain again.