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Alzheimer’s disease – hope for a cure?

Prof. Dr. Johannes Pantel, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, on July 02, 2007

Alzheimer’s disease leads to slowly progressing destruction of the brain, and today over a million people suffer from the devastating consequences of this in Germany alone. Although no cure for the underlying cause is know, modern medicine has access to a range of procedures that can significantly improve early diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. This includes imaging techniques, neurochemical laboratory analyses and using symptomatic treatment procedures. Starting from current theories about the origin of the disease, the lecture gives an overview of the methods mentioned above and sketches out how these could contribute to considerably improving treatment in the near future. In addition, up-to-date information about possible preventative measures is discussed.

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