For people who carry genetic predispositions toward Alzheimer's disease, little is currently known about predicting the onset, course, and severity of disease at the individual level. However, because cogntitive degenerative diseases most often follow a gradual course of symptom progression later in life, medical professionals must be aware of the distinct, discoverable changes that occur at the "preclinical" stage, i.e prior to the symptomatic onset of memory loss.
In this session of Grand Rounds from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, participants learn about Alzheimer's Disease from a unique perspective of the preclinical stage. From classical signs on physicial exam to emerging biomolecular lab tests and novel imaging modalities, the pathophysiologic changes underlying Alzheimer's disease are explored in depth.
Presenting this session of Grand Rounds is Dr. Richard Caselli, behavioral neurologist and professor of neurology at the Mayo Clnic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
This is Part 1 of a lecture in three parts.
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