NHS ‘nowhere near ready’ to deliver new Alzheimer’s drug, doctors say

Patients unlikely to receive lecanemab before 2026 and health service does not yet have necessary infrastructureA reorganisation of NHS dementia care is needed to ensure UK patients can receive a groundbreaking drug that slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, doctors say.Detailed results from a clinical trial of lecanemab have confirmed that the drug reduces cognitive decline in patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s, in a hard-won breakthrough hailed as a historic moment for the field. Continue reading...

NHS ‘nowhere near ready’ to deliver new Alzheimer’s drug, doctors say

Patients unlikely to receive lecanemab before 2026 and health service does not yet have necessary infrastructure

A reorganisation of NHS dementia care is needed to ensure UK patients can receive a groundbreaking drug that slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, doctors say.

Detailed results from a clinical trial of lecanemab have confirmed that the drug reduces cognitive decline in patients with early-stage Alzheimer’s, in a hard-won breakthrough hailed as a historic moment for the field.

Continue reading...