CINCINNATI – Anyone who has a friend or family member with Alzheimer’s disease will tell you: The need for medicine that stops the disease is urgent.
In the quest for new treatments, researchers at the University of Cincinnati are now recruiting Alzheimer’s patients to test the effectiveness of a new, investigational drug on memory and performance of daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, and preparing meals.
UC researchers hope the drug, called MK-8931, will be a weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
“We are hoping that it will stop the progression of the disease,” says Muhammad Aslam, MD. “It’s been over 10 years since we had the last medication, and a lot of medications since then have failed.”
Aslam is an associate professor in the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and principal investigator of the study at the University of Cincinnati.