AD Treatment Perspective #2

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation

The fastest path to better treatment for AD is to start diagnosing the disease at an earlier stage and intervening while the brain is still somewhat healthy. On average, we currently diagnose AD about 8-10 years after the onset of symptoms when the pathology is in the end stages and massive brain damage has already occurred. The current drugs may not cure the disease but they can delay progression quite well if patients get access to them as soon as symptoms manifest.

Solution: Patients and Primary Care physicians must engage in proactive dialogue about cognitive health and be vigilant toward investigating suspicion or evidence of memory decline.

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