Public beliefs on existing treatments and tests
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Many believe effective treatment to slow the progression of the duisease and make symptoms less severe is currently available
The public were asked about the availability of effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Many believe there is now an effective medical or pharmaceutical treatment to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and make the symptoms less severe. Between 27% (Spain) and 63% (Poland) think such a treatment exists today.
Significant portion of the public in all five countries believes reliable test available
The survey asked about the current availability of a reliable test to determine if someone exhibiting symptoms has Alzheimer’s. Nearly half believe there is a test for Alzheimer’s disease. Between 38% (Poland) and 59% (U.S.) believe there is currently a reliable medical test to determine if a person suffering from confusion and memory loss is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Last Updated: Wednesday 13 July 2011