Alzheimer’s is a global health problem with more than 6 million people living with the disease in the US alone. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimer’s and other dementias. These advances are leading to great strides in strategies for prevention, detection, diagnostics, and therapeutic interventions. The Alzheimer’s Association is a global leader in research, mobilizing the field to advance the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Learning Objectives for a 30 minute presentation:
Landscape of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Science: The learner will take away basic facts and figures regarding Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Risk Factors: The learner will be able to name modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's and other dementia.
Highlights in Early Detection and Diagnosis: The learner will be able to describe why early detection and diagnosis are important. The learner will be able to define biomarkers, why they are needed, and some of the ways biomarkers are used in dementia research.Latest Advances in Clinical Trials, Treatments and Lifestyle Interventions: The learner will discover the diversity in therapeutic approaches currently under investigation, and will be able to list advances in clinical trials, treatments and/or lifestyle interventions.