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NIH to Webcast Conference on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

The National Institutes of Health is sponsoring a state-of-the-science conference on “Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Cognitive Decline” on April 26-28, 2010. The conference, to be held on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, will be webcast live as well as video-archived for subsequent viewing.

The conference will address the following questions:

  • What factors are associated with the reduction of risk of Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What factors are associated with the reduction of risk of cognitive decline in older adults?
  • What are the relationships between the factors that affect Alzheimer’s disease and the factors that affect cognitive decline?
  • What are the therapeutic and adverse effects of interventions to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease?
  • What are the therapeutic and adverse effects of interventions to improve or maintain cognitive ability, or preserve cognitive function? Are there different outcomes in identifiable subgroups?
  • If recommendations for interventions cannot be made currently, what studies need to be done that could provide the quality and strength of evidence necessary to make such recommendations to individuals?

More information can be found at the conference website. This conference, as well as other NIH events, can be viewed at the NIH videocasting website. Registration in advance is encouraged for the live webcast.