Memory Loss Supplements May Hinder Finding Alzheimer’s Treatments

Facts about Alzheimer’s Disease:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
    • An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s*
    • One in 9 ages 65 and older has AD.*
    • One third of those over 85 have AD.*
    • Almost 2/3 of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.*
  • Nutriceuticals for memory loss
  • Multibillion dollar industry
  • Lightly regulated by the FDA
  • Prevagen, a memory supplement is currently being accused of fraud by the FTC http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/jellyfish-memory-supplement-prevagen-hoax-ftc-says-n704886
“The ‘placebo effect’ is what gives people who buy supplements for memory loss the impression that it’s working,” said Dr. Harry Croft, Chief of Central Nervous System Research at Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc. “When people buy these clinically unproven products, they may delay going to get legitimate treatment for memory loss.”

*Alz.org

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