Alzheimer's disease: the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate management.

Journal Article

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes severe cognitive decline, functional disability, and eventually death. Although there is no cure for this illness, early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or delay cognitive and functional decline, allow patients to avoid medications that worsen cognition, and give patients a greater opportunity to actively participate in their treatment and plan for the future. In this Webcast, experts discuss the presentation and course of Alzheimer's disease, an evidence-based screening tool that can aid in identifying early signs of cognitive impairment in at-risk patients, and imaging and other biomarker measurement tools that can be used to differentiate between diagnoses or to measure disease progress.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tariot, PN; Doraiswamy, PM

Published Date

  • March 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 3

Start / End Page

  • e06 -

PubMed ID

  • 23561238

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1555-2101

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4088/JCP.12062wc1

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States