Multiple sclerosis drug may alleviate Alzheimer’s memory loss.

  • A drug doctors use to treat multiple sclerosis may be effective in treating Alzheimer’s symptoms, including memory loss.
  • In mice, memory improved after 8 weeks of treatment with the drug.
  • The treated mice also showed a reduction in amyloid plaques.
  • Clinical trials are needed to show whether the drug, glatiramer acetate, can slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Written by Katharine Lang on November 12, 2021

Fact checked by Alexandra Sanfins, Ph.D.

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