Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease (2009); Translating New Knowledge

Progress Report on Alzheimer's Disease (2009); Translating New Knowledge
Author : Barry Leonard
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2011-05
ISBN 10 : 9781437944808
ISBN 13 : 1437944809
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The U.S. investment in Alzheimer¿s research through the Nat. Inst. of Health (NIH) has resulted in accelerating progress on several research fronts and laid the groundwork for future discovery. This report highlights key findings related to: discovery of new genes and biological mechanisms that cause Alzheimer¿s disease; earlier disease detection using neuro-imaging and biomarkers; links between Alzheimer¿s and other age-related diseases; rapid translation of lab findings to potential treatments; lifestyle factors that may protect against the disease; successful cognitive aging; clinical trials underway now to prevent or treat Alzheimer¿s and cognitive decline; research-tested strategies to support caregivers. Illus. This is a print on demand report.