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Alzheimer's disease: The first prevention study of its kind
Date:9/21/2011

mperative that we find the prevention strategies that are most likely to succeed," stresses Dr Poirier.

Centre for Studies on Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease

Supported financially by McGill University and the professorial chair funded by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, the Centre for Studies on Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease, based at the Douglas Institute, is committed to finding ways to stop the disease's progress long before any symptoms are noticed. The Centre will be able to draw on the findings of more than twenty scientists already studying brain aging. This new study by Dr Breitner and Dr Poirier is the first in a series that will be developed at the Centre.

"What we will be doing is similar to the work done on preventing heart disease, that is, to intervene before the damage is done," explains Dr Poirier.

The impact of disease prevention

Preventing the disease from manifesting itself, even if only for a few years, would have a huge impact on future generations, on families, on society, and on the health care system as a whole.

  • Postponing the disease's symptoms for two years represents 30% fewer cases for the current generation.

  • Push the symptoms back by five years, and the number of cases is cut by half within one generation. It's a crisis situation. Every year, the costs attributable to Alzheimer's disease are estimated to be between $6 billion and $8 billion in Canada alone.

  • Half a million Canadians suffer from Alzheimer's or a related dementia71,000 of those are under 75 years of age (Alzheimer's Society of Montreal).

  • A person who has a parent with Alzheimer's is two to three times more likely to develop the disease.


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Contact: Marie france Coutu
marie-france.coutu@douglas.mcgill.ca
514-835-3236
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
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