Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death, and the only cause in the top 10 without a cure. Dr. Jeffrey Apter and his staff at Princeton Medical Institute are working to change that through clinical studies and research.

As a consequence of aging, the occurrence of cognitive impairment and dementia (senility) is rapidly becoming a significant burden for medical care and public health systems. It is currently estimated that dementia exists in 24 million people, and is expected to increase approximately four-fold by the year 2050. Primary prevention remains the most important factor for reducing this imminent risk. Although genetics plays a role in this disease, it is worth looking into whether or not the disease can be prevented. In addition to his or her genetic makeup, the effect on any particular personal risk factor modifications will likely depend on a person’s environment as well as lifestyle.

Past clinical studies have not been successful with those who already have the disease. New generations of medicines including more monoclonal antibodies against amyloids (the bad proteins in the brain), are showing promise.

Princeton Medical Institute offers free memory screenings for anyone concerned with memory decline. Early intervention is a key to preventing Alzheimer’s disease. For patients already suffering from Alzheimer’s these treatments may not be effective. Princeton Medical Institute is working on add-on medications for people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

Princeton Medical Institute has been a leading researcher in Alzheimer’s disease for more than two decades. They are a leader in Alzheimer’s disease and memory research.

Clearly, there is still much research to be done on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. However, because Alzheimer’s disease is progressive, early detection of memory problems is an important step in slowing its development.

Princeton Medical Institute is currently seeking men and women over the age of 50 for two clinical studies. Participants must have a family member or care taker who can attend the appointments during the clinical studies with them.

Princeton Medical Institute, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Apter, provides free memory evaluation at all stages of the disease. Dr. Apter is a senior attending physician at University Medical Center, and has served for several years on the scientific advisory committee of the NJ Alzheimer’s Association.

You can schedule a free memory evaluation for you or a loved one by calling 609-921-6050, or visit us online at www.princetonmedicalinstitute.com.

Princeton Medical Institute, Dr. Jeffrey Apter, Woodlands Professional Building, 256 Bunn Drive, Suite 6, Princeton. 609-921-6050. www.princetonmedicalinstitute.com.

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