I think it's partly related to the way the medical profession, particularly primary care doctors, approaches Alzheimer's disease
," says William W.
Because of the continued increase in awareness of Alzheimer's disease
, diagnostic capabilities and advancements in treatment options, individuals with dementia can be more involved in planning their future.
The first nun got bachelor's and master's degrees and died of Alzheimer's disease
about six decades later.
The company is developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic products for neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease
, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy and stroke, based on its unique approach to the processes underlying these disorders.
In fact, improving the cardiovascular health of Americans could have a big impact in delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease
, notes William W.
A decade ago, very few compounds were being developed specifically for Alzheimer's disease
But it's important--one major, long-term study of 1,500 adults presented at the 9th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
and Related Disorders in 2004 found those who were obese in middle age were twice as likely to develop dementia in later life.
At the time the first sample was taken, none of the volunteers--average age 76--had Alzheimer's disease
or any other dementia.
remains a challenge in management.
As months and years go by, however, people suffering from Alzheimer's disease
have trouble recognizing where they are, have difficulty writing and speaking, and forget how to perform routine daily tasks like washing their hands or getting dressed.
co-director of the Taub Institute for Reseach on Alzheimer's Disease
and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center.
Even more provocative, two recent studies looking at the medical outcomes of people who had taken statins for heart disease found hints that the drugs may also have prevented or delayed Alzheimer's disease