Scientists have been undergoing tremendous research on discovering a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Speaking ahead of a lecture at the Royal Society, Professor John Hardy, a dementia expert from University College London, said that a treatment for Alzheimer's disease will be available within a decade and could ultimately be prescribed like statins to prevent the onset of the illness.
‘Professor John Hardy, a dementia expert from University College London said that drugs to halt dementia will be available in a decade.’
"I think we're on target for therapies by 2025. All of us are excited about drug trials that are going on now. In the coming year we will know if we are already at the start of a new era of better treatments for slowing or stopping the development of Alzheimer's disease," he said.
He said that it was likely that drugs will be available by 2025 that will radically push back the age at which people develop dementia.
"I am confident that over the next decade or so we will find more effective ways of preventing or slowing down the dementias. By 2050 such advances should be benefiting at least a million people a year in the UK," he added.