Two new Alzheimer's drugs studied in Phoenix

July 15, 2014 7:29 AM

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Two new Alzheimer's drugs studied in Phoenix

A Phoenix-area research group will team with a Swiss pharmaceutical company to test two experimental drugs that aim to fend off Alzheimer's disease in older adults who are at high risk but have not yet shown memory or thinking problems.

The ambitious study will test the theory that Alzheimer's disease can be prevented or delayed with early treatment, much like cholesterol-lowering or blood-pressure medications that are used to reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke.

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