It's one of the most heartbreaking diseases out there. Alzheimer's causes pain in so many families today but researchers at UB say that a new drug may help protect against memory loss in Alzheimer's.

According to WIVB, researchers found the drug, BPN14770 and it deters the effects of a hallmark protein of Alzheimer's, that is toxic to nerve cells.

The drug could help "activate mechanisms, that support nerve health and prevent dementia, even with progression Alzheimer's," according to UB.

“Our new research suggests that BPN14770 may be capable of activating multiple biological mechanisms that protect the brain from memory deficits, neuronal damage, and biochemical impairments,” said Ying Xu, MD, Ph.D., co-lead investigator and research associate professor in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Any help to battle this disease is needed. One of the worst things to witness is watching a loved one lose memories of important life moments.

Read the full story at WIVB.