When will there be a cure for dementia?

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How far away is a cure for dementia do you think? I watched my grandad slowly leave from vascular dementia which was absolutely awful. My dad, who is 50 I’m sure a lot of it is just normal forgetfulness he’s always really busy working 60hour weeks but I feel like I repeat myself all the time to him a lot more than with my Mum or even my grandma. Because it’s his side of the family with it so it makes me worry. I literally can’t do this again in 20 years. You think there will be a cure or at least treatments for it?
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it’s so more people will see your post. sorry I don’t think I can answer your question!
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How far away is a cure for dementia do you think? I watched my grandad slowly leave from vascular dementia which was absolutely awful. My dad, who is 50 I’m sure a lot of it is just normal forgetfulness he’s always really busy working 60hour weeks but I feel like I repeat myself all the time to him a lot more than with my Mum or even my grandma. Because it’s his side of the family with it so it makes me worry. I literally can’t do this again in 20 years. You think there will be a cure or at least treatments for it?
Dementia is a horrible disease and I’m sorry this has affected your family like this

I’m sorry but there is no current cure for dementia as it stands at the moment, only pharmaceutical aids.
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Wasn't this asked before?
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Dementia is a horrible disease and I’m sorry this has affected your family like this

I’m sorry but there is no current cure for dementia as it stands at the moment, only pharmaceutical aids.
Hopefully in the next 20 years
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Wasn't this asked before?
I don’t know if this has been asked before. Wasn’t by me
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it’s so more people will see your post. sorry I don’t think I can answer your question!
Oh right, thanks x
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You think there will be a cure or at least treatments for it?
doubt it
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...You think there will be a cure or at least treatments for it?
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doubt it
There is currently treatment available for certain types of dementia, but it doesn't halt the progress nor reverse the cognitive deficit.

On the other hand, vascular dementia is a different disease to Alzheimer's Dementia even though the clinical presentation could be similar. The latter has more treatment modalities than the former.
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but it doesn't halt the progress nor reverse the cognitive deficit.
exactly
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exactly
As you can imagine, there is a lot of research into this and finding neuroprotective drugs.

Statins look promising (especially for vascular dementia).
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ageing is not a disease
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I am more optimistic

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ageing is not a disease
It's a legally accepted cause of death ("old age" or "senility"), albeit in limited circumstances.
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ageing is not a disease
It is, your cells wither and die, your bones become weak and brittle, your muscles lose their strength, an old body starts becoming more likely to get stuff like cancer..etc
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