Biogen’s world-class neurology research and development organisation is pushing towards novel approaches for intractable neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
There are currently no treatments to prevent, delay or stop disease progression.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological condition that impairs the thinking and independence of millions of people worldwide.1 Today, more than 40 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and these numbers are growing rapidly.
This disease not only impacts quality of life significantly - it is a leading cause of mortality.
Alzheimer’s disease is usually diagnosed in people 65 and older, but it starts earlier with subtle neurological changes occurring years or even decades before symptoms appear.2
Driven by Biogen´s commitment to patients and innovative scientific research with the goal of defeating neurological diseases, we remain committed to furthering Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment. Biogen aims to help address the unmet needs in this devastating condition, with an emphasis on early-stage disease.
1. World Health Organization. Dementia. Available at: www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dementia. Last accessed, April 2019.
2. Alzheimer’s Society. Who gets Alzheimer's disease? Available at: www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/types-dementia/who-gets-alzheimers-disease#content-start. Last accessed, April 2019
Biogen-116722 Date of preparation: June 2021