In the article, “Stuff You Should Know: A Vaccine for Alzheimer’s?” (McGraw Hill) I learned that there is another vaccine besides the Covid-19 vaccine being tested. It can change the lives of people with Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and the disease that kills more than 120,000 Americans per year! There is an estimation of 6 million Americans being affected right now. After 20 years of research, a team from a hospital in Boston is ready to start a trial on nasal vaccines. It can prevent Alzheimer’s or slow down the progression. There is a key ingredient called Protollin in which stimulates the immune system to produce extra white blood cells. The initial trial started on just only sixteen individuals. The testing will last for about six months. When they find the right dosage the trial will go from only testing on sixteen people to 150 patients.
What do you think about the Alzheimer’s vaccine?
I think that creating the vaccine for Alzheimer’s is amazing news. There are so many people battling Alzheimer’s all over the world. Knowing that there is a chance to help people is magnificent. Here in the US, it kills 120,000 per year! Per year! Imagine how much the amount would drop if there was an Alzheimer’s vaccine.