Could memory loss be reversed with a common painkiller?

river in the forest

Alzheimers is a silent killer and the effects can be damaging for the patient and for the entire family involved. Memory loss is the most devastating symptom and with the disease being fairly new it is hard to come up with a drug quickly from scratch. A modern break through might have found existing drug used for women’s menstrual cramps that can ease the side effects of memory loss.

Key Takeaways:

  • There is a growing number of people in the US suffering from Alzheimers Disease.
  • Developing new drugs can take up to a decade.
  • Researchers are looking at existing drugs to shorten the approval time. One such drug that may be effective is a NSAID used to treat menstrual pain.

“Around 5.2 million Americans aged 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, it is expected that around 13.8 million people in the United States will have the condition, unless new, more effective treatments are identified.”