The Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) population is large, growing, and is projected to reach 14 million by 2050 in the US alone, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In most cases, the diagnosis happens at latter stages of the disease. The inability to diagnose AD early widens the gap in finding suitable and effective treatment solutions. There are advantages of an early diagnosis, such as access to more meaningful interventions.

Furthermore, 1 out of 5 dementia patients are misdiagnosed.

Proactive Support and Care

An early diagnosis gives you knowledge, empowering you to have a choice in the steps that follow. It enables you to access treatment options earlier and explore the availability of clinical trials.

It allows you to discuss support options with family members to help ease the journey.

For example, the state of Massachusetts enacted a new law aimed at strengthening AD and Dementia treatment. This allows healthcare providers across the state to “share a diagnosis and treatment plan with a family member or a personal representative, within the existing framework of federal and state privacy laws. Hospitals will now be required to have an operational plan in place for recognizing and managing individuals with Dementia within three years of the law’s enactment, and elder protective services caseworkers will be required to have training on Alzheimer’s disease.”
Address Safety Protocols

Addresses Early Safety

A person living with AD may experience poor balance, vulnerability to falling, difficulty swallowing, self-injurious behavior, and difficulty controlling bowel and bladder functioning. Therefore, an early diagnosis enables caregivers to provide a safe environment to assist a person living with AD.
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Saves Time With Your
Loved Ones

An early AD diagnosis can help you optimize time with family and friends. It allows you to potentially archive old memories and record new ones, through shared stories with photos and videos. It also gives you an opportunity to fulfil some lifelong desires.
Address Emotional Support

Addresses Emotional

Experiencing memory decline with uncertainty of the cause can be emotionally challenging for you and family members. Getting an early diagnosis maximizes training, education, and support opportunities. As the Alzheimer’s Association states: "An early diagnosis can reduce anxiety and provide a sense of relief and closure as worrisome symptoms are finally given a name."
Can Reduce Costs

Can Reduce

The Alzheimer’s Association reports that an extremely large cost savings for the current U.S. population can be realized from early diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

The majority of the people diagnosed with AD can be subjected to invasive and costly procedures.

Additionally, they get a subjective clinical diagnosis without the confirmation of a biomarker, like the DISCERN™ test provides.