Alzheimer’s Disease – Earlier Diagnosis Guidelines

A great summary of the new Alzheimer’s guidelines is at WEB MD. The recently posted article, New Alzheimer’s Guidelines Stress Early Diagnosis by Daniel J. DeNoon, goes over some of the new diagnosis information recently agreed upon by National Institutes of Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer’s Association expert panels.

The complete guidelines were published in the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association and are freely available in PDF format. A summary is also available at the association website.

Read the press release about the panel at the National Institute of Aging website. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) press release about the same panel has the following information about recruitment of seniors for a new study.

Thousands of Medicare beneficiaries will receive an invitation in May to be part of a special study looking at the impact of age-related changes on functional ability. The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) will be seeking some 9,000 people aged 65 and older to participate in this long-term study, funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

2 thoughts on “Alzheimer’s Disease – Earlier Diagnosis Guidelines

  1. Pingback: Guest Writer: How Alzheimer’s Disease Is Affecting Boomers | BonnieRN Blog

  2. Thanks so much for creating this blog…my father is 84 years old and I know that I am going to find some invaluable information on this site.

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