Ask the experts: should we screen for Alzheimer’s disease? (Part 2: The screening debate)

Written by Ellen Clarke

This week’s ‘Ask the experts’ column with Maria Carrillo (Alzheimer’s Association), Linda Nazarko (London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, UK), Gabriel Vargas (Amgen, CA, USA) & Henrik Zetterberg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) focuses on the often controversial topic of screening for Alzheimer’s disease. Yesterday we introduced the topic and today we drill down deeper into the pros and cons of screening. You can find out more about the panelists at the bottom of this post. Why is there such a strong debate as to whether we should screen individuals for Alzheimer’s? Carrillo: The U.S Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) 2014...

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