New Alzheimer’s drug – level 1

07-12-2022 07:00

Alzheimer’s is a serious disease. It changes thoughts and memories. Researchers test a new drug. They believe that this drug can slow the disease.

Researchers run a study. The study lasts 18 months. 1,800 Alzheimer’s patients help in the study.

The study measures how a new drug works. The drug maybe can help with Alzheimer’s. The drug changes proteins in the brain. These proteins are important for the disease.

Researchers are very excited. This drug is the first that can change the proteins. Sadly, the drug also makes serious new problems. Some patients have brain swelling or brain bleeding. Experts believe that careful watching will stop these problems.

Difficult words: protein (a thing that makes the body work well), swell (to become larger or rounder), bleed (to lose blood from the body).

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