The Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2016 (AAIC®) is the world's largest forum for the dementia research community. Researchers, clinicians, care providers and students from over 70 countries gather at AAIC to network and discuss the latest dementia study results, theories and discoveries. Learn more >>
The AAIC 2016 is wrapping up today in Toronto, Canada. It has been an eye-opening week, full of fascinating new insights thats could potentially lead to new treatments and bring us one step closer to developing the elusive Alzheimer's cure.
Throughout the week, there have been a myriad of individual press releases detailing scientific research studies and reports that were presented at this year's conference. In case you missed it, here is a breakdown of the major announcements (read the full report here):
Computer Based Speed-of-Processing Training May Reduce Risk of Dementia by Up to 48%
-Los Angeles Times
Alzheimer’s symptoms could be prevented with a computer game, researchers say. How skeptical should we be?
Complex Jobs & Social Engagement May Protect Brain Against Dementia
-The Washington Post
Smell Tests May Help Detect Early Stage Dementia
Mild Behavioral Impairment (MBI): Proposed New Condition & Checklist for Early Dementia Diagnosis
-The New York Times
Men Receive Dementia-Related Misdiagnosis More Often Than Women
New Trial Results for Drug that May Slow Alzheimer's Progression
Reducing the Over-Use of Harmful Antipsychotic Medicines
Early Treatment Can Reduce Costs & Death Rates
Avoidable Hospitalizations of People with Alzheimer’s Cost Medicare $2.6 Billion