Mark Twain, the American author and humorist once said, “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble.  It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”  In my experience as a geriatrician, I’ve encountered many misunderstandings about this degenerative neurologic disease that devastates both patients and their families.  Countering these can help patients, families, professionals, and all those who have someone in their lives with Alzheimer’s disease. 1. ...

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A recent Harvard School of Public Health survey of more than 2500 adult in six different countries has found that Alzheimer’s disease is more dreaded than any other disease save cancer.  The same survey also demonstrated that 85% of respondents would want to know their diagnosis as soon as possible if they began to show symptoms.  The survey was reported recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) meeting ...

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