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carruthers209 posted a topic in Open Forumhttp://edition.cnn.com/2016/08/31/health/experimental-alzheimers-drug/index.html The Alzheimer's community is also holding its collective breath about aducanumab from Biogen which is demonstrating plaque clearing in Alzheimer's brains. The plaque in Alzheimer's brains is a different protein-beta amyloid-which is also destroying the brain neurons as they collectively spread throughout the brain. Alzheimer's starts in the hippocampus which is the short term memory and spatial part of the brain in which immediate and daily memory is stored until it moves into long term memory after a good night's sleep. The damage in the hippocampus is why Alzheimer's patients continually repeat their statements, questions, etc. over and over. They can't remember that they already asked the question, etc. Anyway, aducanumab may be the answers to those prayers for Alzheimer's patients-this research is conducted on patients instead of mice so the hope is enticingly close. Alzheimer's affects about 5 to 6 million Americans and this is the most hopeful news so far. The Parkinson's and Alzheimer's communities might have good news over the next few years-we can only hold our breath and hope!!