AD Treatment Perspective #1

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation

Current treatments do not cure AD but they can slow disease progression. This is an important difference. If you are expecting treatment to help the patient regain their former cognitive abilities, you will almost surely be disappointed. If you are expecting some stabilization or slowing of their decline, you may well be satisfied.

Remember: Slowing the advance of the disease can add precious months or even years to a patient’s independence and should not be marginalized as meaningless simply because a cure would be better.

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