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

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About Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive brain disease currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. More than five million Americans currently have AD. Approximately 50 percent of Alzheimer's disease patients in the United States are diagnosed and only half of the patients who are diagnosed receive treatment that can slow the progression of AD symptoms.

Alzheimer's disease gradually destroys a person's memory and ability to learn, reason, make judgments, communicate and carry out daily activities. People with Alzheimer's disease experience difficulties in memory severe enough to have an impact on their work, social activities and family life. While there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, there are treatments to help slow the progression of the symptoms of the disease.

About the Survey

This AD survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Eisai/Pfizer between May 12 and June 4, 2008 among 1,040 U.S. adults age 55 and over. No estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is available.

About Eisai Inc.

Eisai Inc. is a U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: neurology, gastrointestinal disorders and oncology/critical care. Established in 1995 and ranked among the top-20 U.S. pharmaceutical companies (based on retail sales), Eisai Inc. began marketing its first product in the United States in 1997 and has rapidly grown to become an integrated pharmaceutical business with fiscal year 2007 (year ended March 31, 2008) sales of approximately $3 billion, including the results of the acquisition of MGI PHARMA, Inc.

Eisai Inc. employs approximately 1,800 pe
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