While diagnostic research has made enormous progress, the same cannot be said about the therapeutic field. We can diagnose this terrible disease years before its onset and the very first signs, however, therapeutically, there is not a molecule that can stop Alzheimer’s disease. There are only two types of symptomatic medication available and their effectiveness remains modest. There are preventative strategies that are beginning to prove themselves.

The challenge to doctors and to society is not so much an early diagnostic, but the discovery of a combination of therapeutic and preventive interventions that can slow down or even stop Alzheimer’s.