Alzheimer's drug gives hope, Sevenoaks family says

2023-06-09 11:16:46  • 2 mins

By Hamish Mureddu-Reid & Mark Norman

BBC News

The wife of Kent man who was put on a "momentous" drug developed to fight Alzheimer's says it has given the couple "hope".

David Essam, 78, from Sevenoaks, started developing Alzheimer's about seven years ago.

He was put on a new drug, Lecanemab, as part of an international trial for those with early stage Alzheimer's.

His Alzheimer's meant he had to give up work as a joiner as he could no longer remember how to use his tools.

He now uses a digital watch as he can't tell time using a clock face.

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