The approaches to research targeting memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease have evolved considerably over the years. For the most part, the patient population tends to be people who exhibit clear signs of significant memory loss. While a number of important drugs have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that are able to produce mild, but significant, improvements in memory, the effects of these drugs were found to be short lived. That’s because the disease continues to ravage the brain unabated. As a result, even when a drug did improve cognitive functioning, it would begin all too soon to loose effectiveness as the disease process destroyed the targets upon which the drugs were producing their effects.
While a significant amount of research effort continues to try to identify new drugs or drug combinations that will have a more reliable, dramatic and long-lasing effect on improving impaired memory functioning, others are beginning to focus more and more on the underlying disease process.
Researchers are using new and improved imaging techniques and other non-invasive diagnostic procedures such as measuring certain components within the blood and cerebral spinal fluid that indicate something abnormal is occurring within the brain. In this way, researchers hope to identify, not only how the disease progresses, but ways of stopping the disease from getting a foothold in the first place.
Here, within the New York Metropolitan Area, Memory Loss Research Studies New York City continues to be a very active area with a number of clinical research drug trials currently going on throughout the city. One such site is SPRI Clinical Trials Brooklyn where multiple trials targeting the memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease are currently underway. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about Memory Loss Research Studies New York City and, in particular, the work the board certified behavioral specialist at SPRI Clinical Trials are doing to help find a better treatment to this devastating disease, call them today at 718-646-2400 or visit them on the web at spribrooklyn.com.