February 6, 2019

The Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: Exploring Pathological Obstacles

International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease 2019

Exploration of a Complex Case: Conducting a Complete Clinical and Cognitive Assessment

Alireza Atri, MD, PhD, discusses the process of conducting a clinical assessment in a complex case, including building a comprehensive cognitive composite that evaluates all key domains. He describes the various clinical assessments used in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the use and results of these in the patient case study.

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Summary of key learnings from Biogen's ADPD 2019 Symposium

Key Learning Objectives for Biogen’s ADPD 2019 Symposium:

  • Understand the importance of an accurate and timely diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Review the diagnostic challenges of a mixed pathology in patients with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Increase understanding of how comprehensive clinical assessments and a range of imaging and fluid biomarkers can be used in the timely diagnosis of a complex case of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Raise awareness of the current healthcare system readiness for a paradigm shift to early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease

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.