Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Guidelines Updated for First Time in Decades – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Research has already shown that Alzheimer's disease may cause changes in the brain a decade or more before any symptoms appear. Dr. Creighton Phelps at the National Institutes of Health says now new research guidelines will change the way treatments are studied.
Phelps: There have been drug trials in the past that failed because we think may be the reason for the failure was it was too late. The brain was already damaged too badly and nothing they could do would correct that. ... Maybe some of the ones that failed earlier could even work if we do it earlier.
Narrator: For details on the guidelines, 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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