Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is characterised by brain lesions that can cause devastating memory loss and behavioural changes. It affects some 30 million people worldwide.
Decades of research have failed to produce a cure, prevention or reliable treatment.
On World Alzheimer’s Day, expert Bruno Dubois tells AFP why one of the most promising avenues for treatment depends on early diagnosis.
The following are excerpts from the interview:
How close are we to an effective treatment?
The key is making a diagnosis as early as possible,…