Benefits of an Early Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

For individuals concerned with memory loss, the first few steps for screening and diagnosis can be the most intimidating. Dr. Cynthia Carlsson discusses recent progress in Alzheimer’s disease research, health disparities some groups face with the disease, and advice for individuals and caregivers who have concerns about memory loss. Guest: Cynthia Carlsson, MD, MS, professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and director, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute 

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  • What is the current state of Alzheimer's disease research? 1:41
  • Is there more funding toward Alzheimer's disease research and care? 2:59
  • How has awareness of Alzheimer’s disease impacted diagnosis? 4:12
  • What are the health disparities we see in Alzheimer’s disease? 7:46
  • What are the benefits for early screening for Alzheimer’s disease? 11:07
  • How does an early diagnosis affect family members or caregivers?  13:36
  • Where should individuals concerned with memory loss look for resources? 15:06
  • Are there ramifications in research for early diagnosis? 16:08
  • What is your advice for individuals concerned with memory loss? 16:50
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