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Trial Set to See if Drug Can Prevent Alzheimer's
Date:5/15/2012

>Experts on Alzheimer's disease welcomed the announcement of the drug trial.

"This strategy is our best chance of success at Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Sam Gandy, associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and director of Mount Sinai's Center for Cognitive Health, in New York City.

"The main challenges are how to identify who is on their way to [Alzheimer's disease], how early we need to begin prior to symptoms, and how long we will have to run the trial before we can see whether the drug delays onset," added Gandy, chairman emeritus of the Alzheimer's Association's National Medical and Scientific Advisory Council.

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For more about Alzheimer's disease, visit the Alzheimer's Association.

-- HealthDay staff

SOURCES: Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., Mount Sinai Chair in Alzheimer's Disease Research, and professor of neurology and psychiatry, and director, Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health, and associate director, Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City; The New York Times


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