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Alzheimer's disease and the dementia continuum: New data that may change the way patients are treated around the world

Ketchum UK

Virtually everyone is aware of Alzheimer's disease and its devastating impact on patients and society. However, what is not as widely known or recognised is that cerebrovascular disease - such as strokes triggered by uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes - also is a common cause or contributor to dementia. Statistics now show that vascular dementia is the second-most-common form of the disorder (behind Alzheimer's disease).

Until now, there was little known about how to effectively treat dementia in these patients. However, new data - to be presented this month at the World Congress of Neurology - are beginning to emerge on both the characteristics of these patients as well as on how to treat them.

These new data will be highlighted and discussed at a press conference which will impact on the management of patients with dementia around the world:

WHEN: 09.30-10.30 Tuesday 19 June 2001
WHERE: Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, Park Lane, London W1

Alzheimer's Disease and Beyond: Emerging Thinking on the Dementia Continuum

· Chairman's Introduction
· Understanding the Dementia Continuum
· The Challenges of Treating Mixed and Vascular Dementia
· Launch of First Data on Mixed/Vascular Dementia
· Questions to the Panel

If you are unable to attend, the press conference will be broadcast live on the internet.
If you would like to view the LIVE WEBCAST please register now in advance by going to the following site and clicking the option box for "Alzheimer's disease and beyond":

To view the Live Broadcast on Medscape you will need RealPlayer installed on your computer.


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