February 6, 2019

Towards the Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: A New Paradigm for Clinical Benefit

Hybrid 2021 European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Annual Meeting

Exploring the Cognitive Landscape of Alzheimer’s Disease

João Massano, MD, focuses on the typical symptomatology in the early stages of AD and the interplay between the cognitive, functional, and behavioral changes observed across the disease continuum. Dr. Massano also discusses the importance of differentiating between psychiatric disorders and AD, given that patients in the early stages of AD may have prominent neuropsychiatric symptoms. Using the case study, he illustrates the clinical assessments typically used to support a differential diagnosis.

Key Learning Objectives from Biogen’s ECNP 2021 Symposium:

  • Provide an understanding of the cognitive, functional, and behavioral symptoms of early-stage AD and the range of tools used to assess the clinical syndrome, with a focus on neuropsychiatric measures
  • Outline the utility of imaging and fluid biomarkers as a complement to clinical assessment for enhancing the early detection and diagnosis of AD
  • Highlight the need for a paradigm shift in AD healthcare across Europe, with best practice strategies to optimize detection, diagnosis, and management

Disclosure: All panelists received honoraria from Biogen for participation in this symposium..

Disclaimer: All of the information discussed today is for informational purposes only; does not constitute medical advice; and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment.