7. Parkinson’s research could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s
They say two heads are better than one. It can be said that this logic applies to new treatment breakthroughs that could be found through joint research of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. In July of 2017, Mallar Chakravarty, Ph.D. of Douglas Mental Health University in Montreal shared that “our analysis has the potential to significantly impact the design of novel therapeutic interventions intended to delay disease onset, and could potentially suggest new targets for the prevention of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.” Additionally, it may make it easier to assess any possible early risks of the two diseases occurring in otherwise healthy patients.
While Alzheimer’s disease has caused a tremendous amount of pain in millions of lives, the future is bright and hopeful.