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New Treatment in Paducah Fights Alzheimer’s Disease

Jul 5 2024

Stepping up to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, Mercy Health – Paducah Neurology in our Paducah market launched a breakthrough treatment, offering a new approach to slowing its progression.

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, inflicts detrimental changes in the brain, leading to the accumulation of harmful proteins that result in brain plaque. This plaque damages essential brain cells, leading to a gradual decline in memory, behavior, social skills and problem-solving abilities.

The newly introduced IV infusion therapy, Leqembi, presents a promising solution supported by rigorous clinical research and FDA approval. Patients undergoing this treatment will receive one infusion weekly, with observable reductions in brain plaque as early as three months.

Practitioners Elizabeth Garrett, DNP, APRN, and Brittany Walters, APRN, are leading the charge in this innovative treatment. Their expertise and dedication are reshaping the treatment landscape for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Brittany says it’s important to stay current with new treatments.

“The Leqembi infusion represents a significant advancement in addressing this devastating disease,” she says. “Having witnessed my grandmother’s journey with Alzheimer’s, this medication holds personal and professional significance for me. I am proud to offer this treatment to my patients.”

Mercy Health – Lourdes Hospital encourages individuals experiencing symptoms and their families to explore the potential of IV infusion therapy. Elizabeth expressed her hopefulness in providing this life-changing treatment to the community.

“Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease, and we are thrilled to provide hope through the introduction of Leqembi,” she says. “Witnessing the positive impact of this treatment on patients and their families drives our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for those affected by Alzheimer’s.”

Located at the Marshall Nemer Medical Office Building, 1532 Lone Oak Road. Mercy Health – Paducah Neurology is at the forefront of transforming Alzheimer’s disease treatment. For more information and appointments, please contact 270-538-6700.

Learn more about the neurology services we offer at Mercy Health.

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