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Date:7/30/2008

e medications for shorter time intervals," Rountree said. "In an earlier study involving this group, we reported that persistency of treatment was also associated with long term cognitive and functional benefits. Persistent drug therapy appears to help Alzheimer's patients live longer and the mechanism may be related to overall improvement of cognition and function resulting from current symptomatic therapies."

About ICAD 2008

The 2008 Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2008) is the largest gathering of international leaders in Alzheimer research and care ever convened. At ICAD 2008, more than 5,000 researchers from 60 countries will share groundbreaking information and resources on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's and related disorders. As a part of the Association's research program, ICAD serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about dementia and fostering a vital, collegial research community. ICAD 2008 will be held in Chicago at McCormick Place, Lake Side Center from July 26-31.

About the Alzheimer's Association

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

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