Early Detection of Alzheimer's is Best

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation
This article from Voice of America bears an important headline: Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Better for Patients and Caregivers. That's a message we promote vigorously in this blog.

The article itself is not based on any particular new findings or recently published research. It is merely a summary of aggregated conclusions and an important reminder that we often intervene late. When we do so, we lose an opportunity to treat AD at an early stage when minimal brain damage has occurred. This then leads to therapeutic nihilism and the ongoing, but incorrect belief, that attempting to treat Alzheimer's disease is futile.

I highlight this today as a reminder about the importance of early detection.
A better understanding and more awareness of Alzheimer's related issues can impact personal health decisions and generate significant impact across a population of aging individuals. Please use the share buttons below to spread this educational message as widely as possible.

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