Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Guidelines Updated for First Time in Decades – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Alzheimer's disease has been redefined as a disease that occurs in three phases or stages: preclinical, mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Dr. Creighton Phelps at the National Institutes of Health says the preclinical stage may be especially important for researchers.
Phelps: We're going to be able to eventually, hopefully after many more studies, be able to identify people early on who are on the road to Alzheimer's disease.
Narrator: He adds that early interventions or treatments before mild cognitive decline or Alzheimer’s dementia set in, may head off the disease. For details on the new guidelines and more information on Alzheimer’s research, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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