Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2013

Dr. David Knopman explains how being at risk for certain types of cancers and the treatment for them can help combat the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.  He also answers questions about the speculative connection between Diabetes and a lower risk for Alzheimer's. 

Dr. Knopman also states that the more intellectually active a person is later in life, the less likely they are to develop Alzheimer's or Dementia.   Watch the video. 

Subjective Cognitive Decline and Mild Cognitive Impairment

Dr. Ronald Petersen discusses some of the earliest detectable signs of Alzheimer's disease.  These new studies have shown that Alzheimer's can be detected early than ever, but it depends on self-reporting by the aging person.    Watch the video.  

In a press release dated July 18, 2013 the AAIC stated that "Research shows that families and caregivers who learn about the course of Alzheimer's disease, and who take advantage of support and respite, often cope much better with the changes that come their way during the Alzheimer's disease process," said Beth Kallmyer, MSW, vice president of constituent services at the Alzheimer's Association.

According to the Alzheimer's Association 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, the number of people with Alzheimer's may nearly triple. Yet too many people with Alzheimer's or another dementia are undiagnosed — as many as 50 percent, according to some studies.

 

Posted on July 22, 2013 and filed under Elder Law.