Hopewell Township, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
The Capital Institute for Neurosciences (CIN) today announced it has launched a new program to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders, providing specialized care as well as medical and social support for patients and their families.
As part of the Institute for Neurosciences, the Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Neurology Program provides patients with the latest technology, testing and interventions.
Dr. Erol Veznedaroglu, director of CIN and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Capital Health, said investing in a dedicated Alzheimer’s program is essential to any truly comprehensive neurosciences institute. It provides many advantages to patients, such as the ability to offer a range of neurologic services in one integrated center, including state-of-the art brain imaging and vascular interventions. For example, a patient might initially have been suspected to have Alzheimer’s disease but may, in fact, be having small seizures or strokes, or possibly a metabolic impairment.
“Many centers are not willing to make this investment and will have generalists see patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders,” Dr. Veznedarolu said. “At CIN, we believe highly specialized, fellowship trained physicians are the best qualified to treat this unique patient population.”
Dr. G. Peter Gliebus, a widely published physician trained in neurology, and more importantly, fellowship trained in cognitive-behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry, has been named director of the program. Dr. Gliebus said the program is crucial because the number of people with cognitive disorders is increasing rapidly as the population ages.
One in eight older Americans currently has Alzheimer’s disease, according to federal data provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. In New Jersey more than 150,000 people have the disease; the fi
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