A New Drug Shows Early Promise as a Treatment for People with Alzheimer's Disease
On this edition for Saturday, March 21, 2015, a new drug shows early promise as a treatment for people with Alzheimer's Disease. Recently there was news about what could be a big step forward in the battle against Alzheimer’s, a new drug that during tests sharply slowed the cognitive decline of people with the debilitating disease. Joining PBS Newshour to discuss the drug is Samuel Gandy, MD, of The Mount Sinai Hospital. “The drug is aimed at material that builds up in the brain during Alzheimer’s,” says Dr. Gandy.
- Dr. Samuel Gandy, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Associate Director, Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center