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Seeking to Expand Criteria to Diagnose Alzheimer's

In order to work towards eventual treatments for Alzheimer's, even before dementia sets in, medical experts at the international Alzheimer's meeting this month proposed changing the disease's diagnostic criteria. “Over all, I think this is a giant step in the right direction,” said Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, a psychiatry professor and Alzheimer’s disease researcher at Duke University. “It moves us closer to the cause of the disease rather than just looking at symptoms.”

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