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Scientists discover a potential way to repair synapses damaged in Alzheimer’s disease

While newly approved drugs for Alzheimer’s show some promise for slowing the memory-robbing disease, the current treatments fall far short of being effective at regaining memory. What is needed are more treatment options targeted to restore memory, said Buck Institute for Research on Aging Assistant Professor Tara Tracy, Ph.D., the senior author of a study that proposes an alternate strategy for reversing the memory problems that accompany Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.