Rules Seek to Expand Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

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Rules Seek to Expand Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Post by Don_U » 07/14/10, 9:16 am

"For the first time in 25 years, medical experts are proposing a major change in the criteria for Alzheimer’s disease, part of a new movement to diagnose and, eventually, treat the disease earlier"

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/healt ... .html?_r=1

This is nuts. As a doctor told me you really can't make the diagnosis while the patient is alive. It has to be done at autopsy.

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Post by Gerry » 07/15/10, 4:12 am

My grandfather had that and I'm more similar to him than any of my other relatives. I worry it might happen to me. He was one of the kindest and peaceful men before it hit him, but it changed him into somebody that caused a lot of pain, both mental and physical, to his immediate family. Very sad.
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Post by Don_U » 07/15/10, 11:39 pm

I'm sorry, Gerry :( it is very destructive. Worse yet the person is helpless to help themselves. A lot of changes take place in the neurons between chemical transmitters and receptors.
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