According to experts, Alzheimer's research has reached a significant level of potential when it comes to possibly finding a cure for the disease, HealthDay.com reports.
In fact, there are a large number of drugs which are undergoing human trials and there are scientists who claim to be on the verge of substantial advances.
"There has never been a period in which we had more potential drugs to alter the disease course of Alzheimer's," Dr John Morris, director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Center told the outlet.
"We have lots of highly promising drug candidates."
Many of the drugs in question focus primarily on amyloid, which is a protein that is present in the brain of patients with the mental illness. Scientists are looking for ways to spot clumps of amyloid earlier so they can more effectively treat the disease.
Experts claim that as the population of older Americans grow, this research becomes increasingly important. The Alzheimer's Association reports that the disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the America and from 2000 to 2006, deaths from Alzheimer's rose by 46.1 percent.