February 6, 2019

The Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease: Exploring a Patient with Memory Complaints and Identifying Underlying Pathologies

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2018

Case Study: Patient History, Presentation, and Clinical Assessment Results for a Patient with Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease and Conducting a Neuropsychological Assessment

Philip Scheltens, MD, PhD, introduces a patient case study, which describes the journey of a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, from initial presentation to receiving a diagnosis. John Harrison, PhD, then describes the use of cognitive assessments in Alzheimer’s disease and the neuropsychological domains that should be assessed. He reviews the use and results of the cognitive assessments in the patient case study.

Download Key Learnings

Summary of key learnings from Biogen’s AAIC 2018 Symposium

Key Learning Objectives for Biogen’s AAIC 2018 Symposium:

  • Understand the importance and challenges of an early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Broaden understanding of the use of neuropsychological tools and imaging and fluid biomarkers to leverage an earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Highlight the value of biomarkers for assessing differential diagnosis across dementia etiologies
  • Explore clinical management options for patients with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in the early stages, including current non-pharmacological interventions

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.