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Doctors Talk Frankly About What Encourages and Impedes Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's
Date:7/12/2009

ers on multiple occasions during the diagnostic and treatment process.

A literature review on early diagnosis of dementia and diagnostic disclosure in primary care conducted by the same researchers and also presented at ICAD 2009, reinforced these themes and suggested that the involvement of practice and community nurses in the diagnostic process may overcome some of the barriers and improve detection rates.

About ICAD 2009

The 2009 Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) brings together more than 3,000 researchers from 70 countries to share groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. As a part of the Association's research program, ICAD 2009 serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about dementia and fostering a vital, collegial research community. ICAD 2009 will be held in Vienna, Austria at Messe Wien Exhibition and CongressCenter from July 11-16.

About the Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.

  • Nerida E. Paterson, et al - Early diagnosis of dementia in primary care in Australia: A qualitative study into the barriers and enablers (Funder: National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia.)
  • Nerida E. Paterson, et al - The barriers to the early diagnosis of dementia and diagnostic disclosure in primary care (Funder: Dementia Collaborative Research Centres, Australia.)

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