Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation
Alzheimer's Disease International is the federation of national "Alzheimer's associations" around the world. Each year, they compile a world report summarizing the state of scientific knowledge in the field of Alzheimer's disease.
This year's version, World Alzheimer's Report 2011, was released last week. You can use these links to download the Executive Summary or download the Full Report.
The highlight of this year's report is encompassed in its subtitle: The Benefits of Early Diagnosis and Intervention. This is an important message that is undermined daily by the mantra of the popular press, where messages about the futility of treatment are persistent. In this summary of scientific evidence, vetted by some of the world's greatest experts in this field, it is clear that detecting AD at an early stage and adhering to a robust regimen of treatment, can have tremendous health and economic benefits.
I am happy to see this report's strong and optimistic emphasis on such a positive side of the story. I hope you will join me in sharing this report as broadly as possible by passing it along to your online networks.