Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. After a century of research, there have been significant scientific advances in the understanding of this disorder. Over the past 15 years, treatment for Alzheimer’s disease exists but it is symptomatic and its effects are modest at best. Currently, newer disease-modifying treatments are being investigated that have the potential of slowing the progression of the disease.
Key words: Alzheimer’s disease, disease-modifying agents, amyloid, tau, neuroprotection.