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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Alzheimer And Dementia

Ethical Behaviour

After "repeated and costly failures", drug (pharmaceutical) companies are retreating from further investigation. This should come as no surprise if the condition of dementia is regarded as being age related and not a disease. The human population is growing and living longer. Mostly 'advances' in medication have enabled a human to survive to an older age. The downside to this is that existence is too long.

Cells die and are renewed at differing rates - dependent on the cell-type. Some cells (neurons) cannot be replaced with their content retained. The 'memory' will die. It is not a question of a 'disease', but cell renewal.