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New Alzheimer's Disease Survey Reveals Disparities Between Beliefs and Behavior in Pursuing Diagnosis
Date:9/24/2008

s signs and symptoms, and complete an online memory screener on behalf of a loved one if symptoms are suspected. Key differences between early signs of disease and normal aging include:

Normal Aging Potential Signs of AD

Forgetting names of Forgetting the names of

people you rarely see people close to you

Briefly forgetting part Forgetting a recent

of an experience experience

Occasionally misplacing Not being able to

something find important things

Mood changes due to an Having unpredictable

appropriate cause mood changes

Changes in your interests Decreased interest in

outside activities

About the Alzheimer's Disease Screening Discussion Group (ADSDG)

The ADSDG is a multi-disciplinary panel of experts sponsored by Eisai/Pfizer Inc and first convened in November 2007 to debate the value of AD detection and routine screening. ADSDG members include:

-- Dr. Paul R. Solomon, professor, department of psychology and program in

neuroscience, Williams College, MA; clinical director, The Memory

Clinic, Bennington, VT; and survey co-chair

-- Dr. Richard Stefanacci, founding executive director, Geriatric Health

Program, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, survey co-chair

-- Dr. Barry W. Rovner, director, clinical Alzheimer's disease

research at the Farber Institute for Neurosciences, and professor of

psychiatry and neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

-- Dr. Yanira Cruz, president and CEO, National Hispanic Council on Aging

-- Gail Hunt, president and CEO, National Alliance for Caregiving

-- Janet Farr, Alzheim
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