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Charles DeCarli: Looking at Alzheimer's Beyond the Patient and Into the Future
Unlike many other diseases Alzheimer's has a unique impact not only on patients but loved ones who see the changes it can cause more than the people it affects directly.
Once a proper diagnosis is made there are a few options doctors and patients can consider when treating Alzheimer's Disease. This includes not only treatment options but how to manage the disease long term.
There are many factors which can contribute to a patient developing Alzheimer's which goes beyond proteins which may be found in the brain.
As new diagnostic techniques are designed for dementia and Alzheimer's Disease in particular it can help with the development of new medications.
It was not very long ago that the only way to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's Disease was after a patient had died. Since that time a lot has been learned about the disease and other forms of dementia.
Good research has shown that diabetes is linked to heightened risk for brain atrophy, white matter abnormalities, and cognitive impairment. It's a risk factor for dementia, especially if the diabetes is classified as type 2.
Men over the age of 50 who have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and who are adherent to an antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen are at risk for cognitive decline, according to the results of a recent study.
A new analysis finds that patients taking warfarin for their atrial fibrillation are more likely to develop dementia than those taking the drug for treatment of other conditions.
When most people think of palliative care their first thought is likely to hospice and end of life oncology care, but experts in the field are working to change and expand that perception to other areas of health care as well.

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