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Dr. Peter Whitehouse on Revamping Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Prevention and Care

Dr. Whitehouse will discuss why and how we need to revamp Alzheimer’s Diagnosis, Prevention and Care, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7-14th, 2012), building on this quote he gave to an ABC News story 2 days ago:

“The field of Alzheimer’s research is getting a little distorted. There’s a constant need to focus on magic bullets and single molecules,” Whitehouse told ABC News. “It really requires a public health focus. The most effective interventions are not going to be drugs.” 

Peter J. White­house, MD, PhD is Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­ogy as well as for­mer Pro­fes­sor of Cog­ni­tive Sci­ence, Psy­chi­a­try, Neu­ro­science, Psy­chol­ogy, Nurs­ing, Orga­ni­za­tional Behav­ior, Bioethics and His­tory. With col­leagues he dis­cov­ered fun­da­men­tal aspects of the cholin­er­gic pathol­ogy in Alzheimer’s and related demen­tias, which lead to the devel­op­ment of our cur­rent gen­er­a­tion drugs to treat these con­di­tions. He is clin­i­cally active at Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tals of Cleve­land in the Joseph Foley Elder Health Cen­ter at Fairhill Cen­ter car­ing for indi­vid­u­als with con­cerns about their cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties as they age. His research inter­ests include the neu­ro­bi­ol­ogy of what he used to refer to as Alzheimer’s dis­ease and related con­di­tions, the devel­op­ment of more effec­tive treat­ments for indi­vid­u­als with cog­ni­tive impair­ment, includ­ing drugs and non-biological inter­ven­tions, eth­i­cal issues in the med­ical pro­fes­sion and inte­gra­tive health care sys­tems. He is the author (with Danny George) of a provoca­tive book enti­tled The Myth of Alzheimer’s: What You Aren’t Being Told About Today’s Most Dreaded Diagnosis.

–> To learn more about his work, you can check out:

–> To Learn More about the 2012 Summit and Register: click on 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Optimizing Health through Neuroplasticity, Innovation and Data (June 7-14th).

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