Alzheimer’s - Is Early Detection Becoming a Reality?
For a long time, Alzheimer’s could only be definitively diagnosed after a patient’s death based on neuropathological findings in the brain. Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning and spinal fluid technologies can improve on purely clinical diagnosis, but their cost and a lack of any cure means they are hardly used.
Mortality Trends with Alzheimer’s Disease (Slides)
Slides from Dr. Brian Ivanovic’s presentation at the SOA Underwriting Issues & Innovations Seminar, Aug 1-2, 2016 in Chicago have been posted.
(Go to “Medical Topics” at the 8:05-9:40am time slot to download PDF)
Is Dementia Just Gradually Slowing Down? (Gen Re)
Dementia is associated with growing old and has a devastating impact on individuals’ capacity to self-care. The organization Alzheimer’s Disease International projects there will be more than 75 million people with dementia worldwide by 2030.