A number of Alzheimer scientists, however, believe that if Alzheimer's is going to be effectively treated, it will be necessary to treat it long before symptoms become blatant. The reason is that research has shown that by the time individuals meet clinical criteria for Alzheimer's, they have already experienced years of accelerated cognitive decline.
Learn more about the earliest signs of Alzheimer's in Psychiatric News at http://pn.psychiatryonline.org/content/46/9/18.2.full.
And for more information about Alzheimer's in general, see The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Alzheimer Disease and Other Dementias. Purchasing information is posted at www.appi.org/SearchCenter/Pages/SearchDetail.aspx?ItemID=62278.