UW Hosts National Leader in New Era of Alzheimer's Prevention Research
Madison, Wisconsin - By the time today’s 30-year-olds are senior citizens, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will have taken an overwhelming financial toll on the
A professor of psychiatry at the
The event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required.
Reiman’s talk will focus on the great progress that’s being made in the study of Alzheimer’s disease and substantial progress in the promising but unproven treatments that strike at the heart of the disease.
“Now is the time to launch a new era in Alzheimer’s prevention research,” said Reiman. “Up until now, our biggest roadblock has been the time it takes to evaluate a prevention therapy. We need the scientific means, the regulatory approval pathway, new public policies, and new ways of working together to rapidly evaluate the range of promising therapies and find out which ones work as soon as possible.”
Some of the work that Reiman has done complements the work going on at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, using imaging techniques to detect and track some of the brain changes associated with the predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease. That and other related approaches are helping to set the stage to rapidly evaluate more prevention therapies.
The event, hosted by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s
Date Published: 03/11/2014