Saturday 26 November 2022 10:08 PM Drug marked as 'beginning of the end for dementia' in doubt over brain bleed ... trends now

Saturday 26 November 2022 10:08 PM Drug marked as 'beginning of the end for dementia' in doubt over brain bleed ... trends now
Saturday 26 November 2022 10:08 PM Drug marked as 'beginning of the end for dementia' in doubt over brain bleed ... trends now

Saturday 26 November 2022 10:08 PM Drug marked as 'beginning of the end for dementia' in doubt over brain bleed ... trends now

Breakthrough drug marked as 'beginning of the end for dementia' which ails a million Britons in doubt over brain bleed risks, expert warns Breakthrough dementia drug Lecanemab was hailed as 'beginning of the end' But it's future cast in doubt over risk of brain bleeds Alzheimer's experts warned One in ten patients in the most recent lecanemab trial suffered brain swelling An one in six experienced brain bleeds which could hike the costs of the drug

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A breakthrough drug hailed as 'the beginning of the end for dementia' can trigger dangerous brain bleeds, a top Alzheimer's expert has warned.

Lecanemab, which has been trialed across America, was found to drastically slow the disease's progression. And last week, Professor John Hardy, a world-leading dementia researcher at University College London (UCL) – whose original research paved the way to creating lecanemab – made headlines when he said he hoped the drug would be available on the NHS in a year.

But speaking to The Mail on Sunday, he warned that prescribing lecanemab has risks which could dramatically hike its costs.

One in ten patients in the

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