Sunday, July 17, 2011
Proposed guidelines would distinguish dementia diagnosis from brain changes seen by pathologists
PARIS (Reuters) – For many years, an autopsy done by a pathologist was considered the best way to confirm the presence of Alzheimer’s disease.
But new guidelines proposed on Sunday by the U.S. National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association seek to distinguish between memory changes or dementia diagnosed by doctors when people are alive, and the changes pathologists can see in an autopsy.
Read the full article at MedlinePlus