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How Close is a Possible Cure for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s?

By Kevin McClarren, 8:00 am on

Degenerative neurological diseases have long been one of the most frightening potential side effects associated with aging. However, medicine has constantly tried to find cures to these problems, but it wasn’t until a brand new drug by the name of MM-201 arrived that those affected by these degenerative neural conditions have really had a glimmer of hope.

In Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, the neurons in an aging adult’s brain slowly begin to degenerate. The signals that pass through these neurons become increasingly sluggish and tend to get lost, which is what causes memory loss and the inevitable loss of nervous system functions.

MM-201 is a drug made by M3 Biotechnology, a company based in Seattle, Washington. One simple pill a day of MM-201 holds the potential to not only stop the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, but also to begin reversing the damage that has already been done.

MM-201 does this by switching on a mechanism in the brain that allows neurons to regenerate. It also allows for new neurons to be formed, which further strengthens mental functions.

The intended recipients of MM-201 include patients whom suffer from moderate to severe Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Clinical trials have already shown amazing progress with this potential cure.

While MM-201 is just reaching the clinical trial stage, and therefore unavailable to most senior adults, there are still numerous things that you can do for your loved ones if they already suffer from Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s. Therapeutic, engaging mental activities that focus on helping the brain to continue functioning can help stem loss of mental function.

The Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s caregivers in Warren, NJ, happen to be expertly trained in such an activity; the Cognitive Therapeutics Method was designed by Home Care Assistance to help aging adults maintain brain health. Our caregivers personalize fun, one-on-one mentally stimulating games that have been scientifically proven to help maintain mental acuity.

If you’re interested in learning more about this specialty senior care in Warren provided by Home Care Assistance, call 908.450.9400 today. While we all anxiously await the MM-201 findings, you can get the in-home help that your aging loved one needs today.