For the first time in almost 30 years there is a new definition for what it means to have Alzheiimer’s Disease. New guidelines were issued to diagnose the disease. It is the only leading disease that has no cure and no treatment. These new Guidelines will hopefully allow doctors to intervene faster and earlier.
for the first time, using the new guidelines, Doctors can diagnose MCI which is forgetfulness beyond natural aging. Without intervention, 80% of these patients will develop Alzheimer's disease within seven years. These people are candidates for clinical trials. Being diagnosed earlier, means intervention earlier as well as preparedness for memory care. Early detection and intervention also helps those family members that would eventually end up as care givers.
What is forgetfulness beyond normal aging? If you are concerned, or those around you are concerned, consult your physician. Watch the below video for more information on the new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease.