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NYU Langone Medical Center's tip sheet to the 2011 Alzheimer's Association International Conference
Date:7/15/2011

NEW YORK, July 16, 2011 Experts from the Center of Excellence on Brain Aging at NYU Langone Medical Center will present new research at the 2011 Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's disease to be held in Paris, France from July 16 21. Of particular interest is the presentation about mild cognitive impairment in retired football players, with Stella Karantzoulis, PhD, and the selected "Hot Topics" presentation about a new experimental approach to targeting amyloid plaques, with Fernando Goni, PhD. Each presentation is embargoed as noted below.

The FAST: A Brief, Practical, Comprehensive, Valid Functional Assessment for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) Staging, Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis in the Primary Care Setting
Barry Reisberg, MD, professor in the Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011 AT 11am CEST (5am ET/USA)

Patients with Alzheimer's disease often display impairment in daily living skills upon diagnosis. There are many tools available to assist in evaluating the progression of the disease. The FAST (Functional Assessment Staging) scale, is a brief and easy-to-use tool primary care physicians can employ to follow the course of aging.


Supporting Caregivers
Mary S. Mittelman, Dr PH, research professor in the Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011 AT 1:30pm CEST (8:30am ET/USA)

Family caregivers are essential to the care of people with dementia. Depending on the severity of dementia, their roles can include decision-making, advocating for the person with dementia in the health care system, providing personal care, homemaking and financial planning, and managing formal care services. Caregiving can cause physical, psychological, social, and financial burdens, increasing the risk of depression and physical illness, which may
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Contact: Lorinda Klein
lorindaann.klein@nyumc.org
212-404-3533
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine
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