Planning ahead for unexpected events such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is an important part of being prepared.
“Significant advances have been made in the abilities for doctors to diagnose Alzheimer’s dementia, including the use of biomarkers to increase confidence. There are many breakthroughs on the horizon for treating Alzheimer’s disease that will change the disease from a terminal disease to a chronic disease in the very near future.”
“Changes in the brain start 20 to 25 years before the first day of forgetfulness so the dementia is actually the end of the disease, not the beginning of it." Dr. Burke, a neurologist and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Division at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
Anna Burke MD
, is a boarded geriatric psychiatrist, neuropsychiatrist and dementia expert. Her focus is making contributions to the clinical care of a complex patient populations including Alzheimer’s and dementia, she participates in discovery and implementation of novel therapeutic interventions, and engages in research in neurobehavioral aspects of neurological illness.
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