Is There an Alzheimer's Cure?

As previously mentioned, there's no cure for Alzheimer's disease. But researchers are investigating several promising new treatments.

These treatments typically focus on targeting amyloid plaques and tau protein tangles in the brain, two hallmark brain anomalies in the disease. Some drugs being investigated are solanezumab, aducanumab, and AADvac1.

Some potential drug therapies are being developed to deal with other anomalies associated with Alzheimer's, including inflammation, insulin resistance, and Beta-secretase, an enzyme involved in amyloid plaque formation.

Other treatments use non-pharmacological approaches to try to rid people of Alzheimer's.

For example, a 2015 study in Science Translational Medicine found that treatment with scanning ultrasounds could remove amyloid plaques from the brains of 75 percent of mice.