Q&A With David Holtzman, MD, FAAN: Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease

While Alzheimer's Disease is not a new condition, finding a treatment has been elusive even as more is learned about it. Part of the diagnosis involves knowing what to look for beyond tests of cognition and other aspects of a patient's life.

While Alzheimer's Disease is not a new condition, finding a treatment has been elusive even as more is learned about it. Part of the diagnosis involves knowing what to look for beyond tests of cognition and other aspects of a patient's life.

David Holtzman, MD, FAAN, from the George Washington University School of Medicine discussed what has been learned about the condition over the past few decades and what work is being done as more is learned going forward. Holtzman said that while there are no treatments currently approved for treatment there are many studies underway as well as things patients can do now to help maintain their overall health.