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Advancing Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, treatment, and care: Recommendations from the Ware Invitational Summit

  • Author(s): Naylor, MD
  • Karlawish, JH
  • Arnold, SE
  • Khachaturian, AS
  • Khachaturian, ZS
  • Lee, VMY
  • Baumgart, M
  • Banerjee, S
  • Beck, C
  • Blennow, K
  • Brookmeyer, R
  • Brunden, KR
  • Buckwalter, KC
  • Comer, M
  • Covinsky, K
  • Feinberg, LF
  • Frisoni, G
  • Green, C
  • Guimaraes, RM
  • Gwyther, LP
  • Hefti, FF
  • Hutton, M
  • Kawas, C
  • Kent, DM
  • Kuller, L
  • Langa, KM
  • Mahley, RW
  • Maslow, K
  • Masters, CL
  • Meier, DE
  • Neumann, PJ
  • Paul, SM
  • Petersen, RC
  • Sager, MA
  • Sano, M
  • Schenk, D
  • Soares, H
  • Sperling, RA
  • Stahl, SM
  • Van Deerlin, V
  • Stern, Y
  • Weir, D
  • Wolk, DA
  • Trojanowski, JQ
  • et al.

To address the pending public health crisis due to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, the Marian S. Ware Alzheimer Program at the University of Pennsylvania held a meeting entitled "State of the Science Conference on the Advancement of Alzheimer's Diagnosis, Treatment and Care," on June 21-22, 2012. The meeting comprised four workgroups focusing on Biomarkers; Clinical Care and Health Services Research; Drug Development; and Health Economics, Policy, and Ethics. The workgroups shared, discussed, and compiled an integrated set of priorities, recommendations, and action plans, which are presented in this article. © 2012 The Alzheimer's Association. All rights reserved.

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