This is the first study to report long term stabilization of Alzheimer's symptoms over a period of 36 months .
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Eleven patients who were treated over a 36 month period with IVIG/Gammagard had favorable outcomes in terms of their thinking abilities, behavior and daily function.
To be clear, the already existing symptoms of the Alzheimer's patients being studied did not improve; however, patients did not show any further decline on measures of cognition, memory, daily functioning or mood over the three years.
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