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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 8
First page : ( 310) Last page : ( 315)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.01898.9

Alzheimer's Disease: Causes, Treatment Methods and Current Perceptions

Ravuri Naveen Prem Kumar1, Parthasarathi S.2,*

1B. Pharm Student, Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanashi, Uttar Pradesh, India

2Research Mentor, Accendere Knowledge Management Services, CL Educate Ltd., New Delhi

*Corresponding author: S. Parthasarathi, E-mail: chemsarathi@gmail.com, Mob.: +91-8892382659

Online published on 26 September, 2019.

Abstract

This report provides latest information and different ways and methods for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease (AD). It also includes history, prevalence and incidence rates, and therapeutic drugs for AD. In therapeutic research, many drugs, namely tramiprosate, tarenflurbil, bapineuzimab, donepezil and memontine etc are developed to prevent the formation of plaques and nuerofibrillary tangles which are the major causes for Alzheimer's disease. Many organizations and committees are still providing funds and promoting research on diagnosis and treatment methods for AD. The prevalence rate is increasing exponentially against age and it is increasing rapidly after 65 years of age, whereas there are 24.2 million people suffering with AD and in 4.2 million persons the disease is getting incident every year.

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Keywords

Alzheimer's disease, Treatment, Biomarkers, Neuropathology, Epidemiology.

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