Alzheimer's drug gives hope, Sevenoaks family says
By Hamish Mureddu-Reid & Mark Norman
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.