Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most frightening diagnoses in our society today. Almost every patient coming to my office asks me the same question: Are my memory problems the signs of Alzheimer’s disease? And I see the fear in the eyes of these patients and their accompanying relatives.
The word “Alzheimer” brings fear, worry and concern to every person in the world.
That is why every year more than five thousand doctors, scientists and social workers come to the International Alzheimer Congress.
This article is about my experience at the Alzheimer’s Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD), which met in the old and beautiful city of Vienna, Austria. People from many countries around the world came to share the latest ideas, thoughts and theories in dementia science.