Letter from Pr Henri Joyeux no 138
In his letter to all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, Pr Henri Joyeux gets the father of the disease himself to talk. How did he discover and describe it? Why is it named after him? Why are all the treatments proposed to patients, even at the onset of the disease, completely ineffective? The recent controversy about reimbursements is significant: experts are asking to put a stop to the reimbursement of useless and costly drugs, and the French Minister of health wants to maintain them to avoid losing the votes of the elderly.
Alois Alzheimer presents the discovery made in France by Pr Jean-Bernard Fourtillan, a professor of medicinal chemistry. It relates to the regulation of the Sleep-Wake system, which is the responsibility of the pineal gland, aka epiphysis. The deregulation of this system causes all the disorders of the disease. Incredible therapeutic prospects for tens of millions of people worldwide.