They say there’s no hope… no treatment… and no cure.
Because EVERYTHING they’ve thrown at Alzheimer’s has flopped!
Just this month, two of the latest treatments flunked a trial – and it’s back to the drawing board.
There’s ANOTHER new study out.
It shows exactly WHY all of these other treatments have failed so far:
They’re looking in the wrong place.
See, just about every treatment attempt has attacked the beta-amyloid plaques that scientists have long believed to be the cause of the disease.
But the new study shows another sign of damage might be the REAL winning target.
Better still, this new study reveals:
- WHEN it appears; and
- HOW to spot it
What’s more, it shows how this damage can be detected up to TWO YEARS before the actual disease kicks in…
Which gives you up to TWO YEARS to stop it!
The REAL plan of attack for dementia
The news of the two failed drugs caused despair across mainstream medicine.
They really thought one or both would do the trick.
They believed they fixed the biggest problem with all those other failed studies: Timing.
Instead of waiting for beta-amyloid to appear and then trying to treat it, they recruited people genetically prone to the disease, and treated them BEFORE the damage even turned up.
They hoped this new earlier-than-ever approach would stop it, once and for all.
Yet the drugs STILL failed, and the new study hints at why:
A much bigger problem is tau protein.
That’s another form of damage linked to the disease, but has long been kicked aside in favor of treatments targeting beta-amyloid.
Well, it’s time to kick it back into the middle.
In patients with very early Alzheimer’s — the point in the disease when treatment has the best chance of helping — tau damage visible on MRIs can predict cognitive problems BEFORE they strike.
Tau in the area that controls language, for example, leads to forms of cognitive problems that hit speech and language.
But here’s the most important part of this…
It was able to predict those problems up to TWO YEARS before they happened!
It’s not perfect; the test has about a 40 percent accuracy rate. But compare that to the three percent accuracy of beta-amyloid tests… and you can see what a massive leap ahead this is.
And it also gives us something else: time.
Seeing the damage up to two years early means we have up to two years to attack the tau and stop the decline.
There’s no drug for that (although you can bet they’re racing to develop one).
But there is a way you can do it now without waiting for another Big Pharma failure or even getting MRI scans to see your own tau levels.
Use more olive oil.
Sound too simple?
Check this out…
A study on mice earlier this year found extra virgin olive oil cut tau levels by a whopping 60 percent; not only that, it improved their performance on memory tests.
The “catch,” if you can call it that, is you can’t use any old olive oil. It has to be the good stuff… extra-virgin… so spend a couple extra bucks next time you go shopping.
Your brain will thank you later!