Disease Education Resources
Explore our library of Lilly-created medical education resources.
Currently, there are few effective treatment options for Alzheimer’s Disease. With new drugs in development, treating the underlying pathology may soon be possible.
Beta amyloid and tau are two hallmark pathologies in Alzheimer’s disease that accumulate through various stages of disease progression. Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is possible with improved understanding of disease progression.
When evaluating a patient with cognitive impairment, it is important to consider Alzheimer’s disease in the differential diagnosis.
Communicating a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease in Clinical Practice - Acknowledging Patient's Needs
During the diagnosis, it is important to adapt the communication method based on the patient’s need.
Ensuring care partners are present in the disclosure of a diagnosis is a crucial step for preparing the patient for the future and building a support network.