Navigation Links
Scott & White Healthcare physician to help develop global guidelines for Alzheimer's
Date:5/5/2010

TEMPLE, Texas - Scott & White Temple Hospital physician Arden L. Aylor, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, is one of three North American physicians who will help in the development and adoption of standard guidelines regarding dementia at the World Health Organization's World Conference in Berlin, Germany on May 17. Dr. Aylor was selected to participate because he is part of a world panel of the World Alzheimer's Congress. Attendees will include physicians, WHO executives and heads of states in various countries.

Dr. Aylor is trained in family medicine, geriatrics and dementia, and he'll convene with approximately 10 other physicians from around the globe to advance the development and adoption of world-wide protocol for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia. Dr. Aylor is the director of geriatric medicine and Alzheimer's dementia director for the Center for Geriatric Medicine at Scott & White's Temple Hospital.

"The world is living longer and dementia has become a growing burden for many countries," said Dr. Aylor. "While prevention is key, we still must develop and adopt a standard, world-wide, cost-efficient protocol for earlier diagnosis, treatment, and research involving dementia."

The World Health Organization (WHO) has put Alzheimer's and dementia on its world watch for the upcoming decade, 2010-2020.

"Fifty percent of the world's population aged 80 and older has some form of dementia therefore making this a priority for the WHO," said Dr. Aylor. "Though we've gotten better at identifying the problem and getting a better picture of dementia, we still need uniform, standard guidelines that everyone can use because not all countries are equipped with the right information to handle this disease."

Dr. Aylor and the body of physicians from around the globe will designate a list of minimal standards/guidelines for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of dementia that all countries could adopt in the future. Some of these minimal acceptable guidelines include CT scans for diagnosis, appropriate medications, and home health programs which, according to Dr. Aylor, will be the "most cost effective."

The WHO is currently re-assessing the re-allocation of funding for dementia with regards to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research.


'/>"/>

Contact: Katherine Voss
kvoss@swmail.sw.org
254-724-4097
Scott & White Healthcare
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Scott & White Healthcare clinical trials target lymphoma, leukemia
2. Scottsdale Veterinary Pharmacy Celebrates Success in Business By Dodging Veterinary Drug Shortages
3. New Varicose Vein Treatment Center Opens in Prescott, Arizona
4. Scott & White Healthcare researchers studying investigational agent that targets breast cancer
5. Allergy Relief, Chiropractic and Biofeedback Provided at New Absolute Health Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona
6. SUNZ Insurance Company Selects Scott Robertson as President
7. James Scott Farrin Supports Radiothon for Duke Children's Hospital
8. Scott & White Healthcare pathologist is co-investigator on breast cancer study
9. Scott & White Memorial Hospital uses device to revolutionize treatment of traumatic aortic injury
10. Trustmark and HealthFitness Announce Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period
11. Scott Roeder Trial: Randall Terry, Operation Rescue Founder and Insurrecta Nex Members to Attend Trial in Wichita
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scott & White Healthcare physician to help develop global guidelines for Alzheimer's
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm ... 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered ... Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce ... program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers ... of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their ... Award, an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a ... the 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a ... that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome men, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital ... area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has ... have already resulted in more than a million dollars of capital investment for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... the "Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, ... Australia, Canada)" report to their offering. ... an essential tool for healthcare business planners, provides surgical ... looks at surgery trends with an in-depth analysis of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... YORK , June 23, 2016 ... waters, but it continues to present great opportunities to ... companies for today: Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON ... Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ), and ... more about these stocks and receive your complimentary trade ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DIEGO , June 23, 2016 ... programs that address medical conditions resulting from a ... it has appointed Greg Doyle as ... of Leading BioSciences, executive management team and board ... and chief financial officer. He will provide continued ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: