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Melburnians invited to participate in Alzheimer's drug trial
Melburnians who are suffering the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease are being invited to apply to participate in a study to trial an Australian drug which is believed to help in combating dementia.
Speaking with Ross and John the study’s coordinator Associate Professor Michael Woodward, the Head of Aged Care for Austin Health, said anyone over the age of 55 who has mild Alzheimer’s disease and accessible to Melbourne was able to apply.
Dr Woodward said the drug targeted the protein amyloid which is the known cause of Alzheimer’s.
”We think this drug actually breaks down the toxic effects of amyloid that actually seems to be the cause of Alzheimer’s Disease,” he said.
”This is an opportunity to actually stop Alzheimer’s in its tracks or even to reverse the process.”
Two thirds of participants in the trial will receive the drug, with the other third receiving a placebo.
”The wonderful thing is that this is a drug that has been developed entirely in Australia (and) is now being researched entirely in Australia,” Dr Woodward said.
For more information phone the IMAGINE Trial on 1800 837 683.
Study sites are located at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Caulfield Hospital, Delmont Private Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Geelong Private Medical Centre.
LISTEN: Associate Professor Michael Woodward speaks with Ross and John:
If they can repeat the previous trial results, it sounds like they may be able to stop that mind robbing disease.Ken Sunday 14 October, 2012 - 4:03 AM
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