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New research points to cure for Alzheimer's

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Neurologist Dr. Michael Rosenbloom, part of HealthPartners Center for Dementia and Alzheimer's Care, discusses a major turning point in Alzheimer's research with a new drug that may stop the progressive death of neurons in the brain.

Doctors and researchers across the world are buzzing today after news came out that scientists have had a major "turning point" in the search for a drug that could put an end to Alzheimer's disease. The pill being used by the masses will not come anytime soon, but this test is giving hope to the millions of people that will suffer from this disease in the decades to come.

This research presents the first time a substance has been given to mice that prevents brain disease. People should be careful to call this a cure or a treatment, however. It could be 10 to 15 years before this drug finds its way onto the market.

More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer's in America and that number is expected to increase by more than two million in 2025.

Watch the video to hear Dr. Rosenbloom's analysis, in which he discusses what these findings really means in the fight against Alzheimer's and a timeframe for when these applications could start being used on humans.

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